CPU Time

This column displayes the accumulated CPU time for each process. This is the amount of time that any cpu in the system has spent actually running this process. The standard format shows two digits indicating minutes, a colon, then two digits indicating seconds. For example, the display "15:32" indicates fifteen minutes and thirty-two seconds. When a time value is greater than or equal to 1000 minutes, it is displayed as hours with the suffix H. For example, the display "127.4H" indicates 127 hours plus four tenths of an hour (24 minutes). When the number of hours exceeds 999.9, the "H" suffix is dropped so that the display continues to fit in the column.