I would like to have a new interactive command to search for a process name in top. I find it difficult to find specific processes, simply because there are too many, and the prompt window isn't tall enough to view the process.
So as a solution, similar to vi (or vim), less and firefox, the '/pattern' command could be used to filter (or search) the process names using a pattern. This command is initiated using the '/' followed by a pattern, such as 'mozilla' for anything that has "mozilla" or '^m' for anything that starts with "m". Similar to vim and less, this pattern would be a regular expression, as recognized by ed. I suppose 'ESC' could be used to release the filter (similar to how 'ESC' escapes from the help window in top).
Thanks for your consideration of this request!