When running in interactive mode, vimtop recognizes several single-key commands.

All interactive mode panels recognize the commands listed in the following table.

Interactive Mode Single-Key Commands

Key Names

Description

h

Show a help menu for the current panel, giving a brief summary of commands, and the status of secure mode.

i

Show or hide the top line view of the overview panel of the vimtop plug-in.

t

Show or hide the Tasks section, which displays information in the overview panel about the tasks currently running on the vCenter Server instance .

m

Show or hide the Memory section in the overview panel.

f

Show or hide the CPU section which displays information in the overview panel about all available CPUs.

g

Show or hide the CPUs section which displays information in the overview panel about the top 4 physical CPUs.

spacebar

Immediately refreshes the current pane.

p

Pause the displayed information about the services resource usage in the current panels.

r

Refresh the displayed information about the services resource usage in the current panels.

s

Set refresh period.

q

Exit the interactive mode of the vimtop plug-in .

k

Displays the Disks view of the main panel.

o

Switch the main panel to Network view.

Esc

Clear selection or return to the Processes view of the main panel.

Enter

Select a service to view additional details.

n

Show or hide names of the headers in the main panel.

u

Show or hide the measurement units in the headers in the main panel.

left, right arrows

Select columns.

up, down arrows

Select rows.

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Move a selected column.

Delete

Remove selected column.

c

Add a new column to the current view of the main panel. Use spacebar to add or remove columns from the displayed list.

a

Sort the selected column in ascending order.

d

Sort the selected column in descending order.

z

Clear the sort order for all columns.

l

Set width for the selected column.

x

Return the column widths to their default values.

+

Expand selected item.

-

Collapse selected item.

w

Write the current setup to a vimtop configuration file. The default file name is the one specified by -c option, or /root/vimtop/vimtop.xml if the -c option is not used. You can also specify a different file name on the prompt generated by the w command.