TopJax -Unix Top in a browser.

Posted in Ajax, General, Javascript, Programming, Web, XML at 10:18 pm by matt

Are you too lazy to ssh into servers you’re monitoring? Do you not want to set up a slick page with SNMP and/or RRDTool? Or, do these solutions just not fit your needs?

TopJax might be for you.

TopJax is essentially the “top” unix utility ported to the web via Ajax using Sack of Ajax. It provides the ability to view system processes, sort processes by various fields, pause/unpause monitoring, and hide idle processes.

TopJax is released under the GPL.

Note: This is probably highly insecure. I don’t encourage you to run it on a public server.

The permanent address for TopJax is http://emergent.urbanpug.com/topjax

If you’d like to keep up-to-date on the progress of the project, you can subscribe to this site’s RSS feed –

Notes: I’ve separated all styling information from the code, because I know I’m not the best person with CSS. If anyone wants to help by providing alternate stylesheets, I’d be very happy.

If you want to help out by making a small donation, that would be cool.

You could also buy a Threadless shirt using me as a referral.

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1 Comment »

  1. nick pye said,

    August 8, 2005 at 4:15 pm

    Hello, is it possible to modify the code to run the *.sh with fread … can’t run exec on my php server ?

  2. Timmy said,

    August 24, 2005 at 3:11 am

    Download link doesn’t work…

  3. matt said,

    August 24, 2005 at 11:20 am


    It’s not really possible to modify the code to run without the exec command, but Nick found a way to get things working.

    The download link is fixed now.

  4. top said,

    January 28, 2008 at 6:36 am

    about unix top utility

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