One extremely cool (but little known) new feature in Emacs 23 was the
proced basically allows you to run
top inside Emacs and
monitor/control processes via it. Here’s how it looks in action:
Normally you’d use
M-x proced to start the command, but as mentioned
earlier I find it extremely useful and therefore I bind it to
(global-set-key (kbd "C-x p") #'proced)
C-h f proced-mode) for a description of features
available in Proced buffers.
Some of you might have noticed that the screenshot in the post is
taken under GNOME, which is kind of strange considering I’m an OS X
proced does not work on OS X (but, perhaps
surprisingly, it works on Windows).
C-x p keybinding works out-of-the box on