In htop I would like to order processes by CPU utilization but the top processes bounce back and forth so it is difficult to view the details of each process. I would like to be able to sort in whatever preferred order then lock that order while each field continues to update.
A similar question was asked on superuser in February https://superuser.com/questions/1036978/how-pause-list-of-process-in-htop
The accepted answer is to use the
-d option to change the delay of the refresh.
From the man page:
Delay between updates, in tenths of seconds
htop -d 100 to refresh every 10 seconds.
Judging by this bug report there is currently no way to pause htop completely. The suggestion is again to use the
-d option. https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=821904