Problems with long usernames

Stefan Krah sfk1 at
Sat Apr 12 05:24:29 PDT 2003

* "Alexander E. Patrakov" <semzx at> wrote:
> But my question about top is sitll not answered. Does your 'top' truncate long 
> usernames (as my 'top' does) or display numeric IDs instead of them (as 
> RedHat's)? In other words, is my 'top' program misconfigured?

`top` truncates long usernames. As I understand, Red Hat's top /only/
displays the UID if the username is too long? I don't know how to achieve
that behaviour, but you can easily configure `top` to always show UID
and USER.

Stefan Krah
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