Tron Legacy UNIX desktop usage.

Posted: July 22, 2011. At: 5:38 AM. This was 6 years ago. Post ID: 1761

Tron Legacy UNIX desktop.
Tron Legacy UNIX desktop.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/09/linux-top-command-used-in-tron-trailer/#dsq-new-post.

In the Tron legacy film trailer at 1:12 you can see a terminal displaying the output of the top(1) command, a traditional UNIX command to display the list of running processes. It is funny that the machine is only showing 9 days of uptime though, it should be longer than that. This is like Trinity using ssh(1) commands in the second Matrix movie to get into the mainframe and shut down the power, so Neo could get to the Architect. They are using the machine as root instead of using sudo like I do, but it is good to see something other that Microsoft Windows or MacOS shown on the big screen. There was also the 3D computer interface shown in Jurassic Park, that was based on a real program, a UNIX 3D file-manager that was available a while ago. I am sure that in the first Tron film, it was a arcade game machine that sucked the protagonist into the computer world, that was a good movie. There was even a South Park episode where one of the characters was sucked into the computer through the webcam and was trapped in the world of Facebook. That episode was very funny.

From the top(1) man page:

The top program provides a dynamic real-time view of a running system. It can display system summary information as well as a list of tasks being managed by the Linux kernel. The types of system summary information shown and the types, order and size of information displayed for tasks are all user configurable and that configuration can be made persistent across restarts.

And example usage of the top(1) command.

[20:30:28-*[email protected] ~]$ top

top - 20:30:48 up 1 day, 1:29, 4 users, load average: 0.12, 0.13, 0.08
Tasks: 196 total, 1 running, 195 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
Cpu(s): 2.2%us, 1.5%sy, 0.0%ni, 95.9%id, 0.1%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.2%si, 0.0%st
Mem: 1788748k total, 1766904k used, 21844k free, 278804k buffers
Swap: 2097148k total, 44700k used, 2052448k free, 1052020k cached

PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
5250 root 20 0 205m 31m 11m S 5 1.8 8:46.74 Xorg
7559 homer 20 0 618m 26m 15m S 3 1.5 0:11.48 transmission-gt
7594 homer 20 0 452m 15m 11m S 3 0.9 0:00.45 gnome-terminal
7010 root 20 0 0 0 0 D 2 0.0 0:04.30 kworker/u:0
7379 homer 20 0 304m 16m 10m S 2 0.9 0:17.40 mplayer
7709 homer 20 0 19452 1512 1076 R 1 0.1 0:00.08 top
255 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:36.19 usb-storage
6450 homer 20 0 1146m 211m 40m S 0 12.1 10:12.70 firefox-bin
7392 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:02.99 kworker/u:1
1 root 20 0 24124 2016 1296 S 0 0.1 0:03.11 init
2 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.05 kthreadd
3 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:06.32 ksoftirqd/0
6 root RT 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 migration/0
7 root RT 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 migration/1
9 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.14 ksoftirqd/1
11 root RT 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 migration/2
13 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.66 ksoftirqd/2
14 root RT 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 migration/3
16 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.12 ksoftirqd/3
17 root 0 -20 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 cpuset

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