? Using htop to Monitor System Processes on Ubuntu and Debian

Using htop to Monitor System Processes on Ubuntu and Debian

 

Most people familiar with Linux have used the top command line utility to see what process is taking the most CPU or memory. There’s a similar utility called htop that is much easier to use for normal tasks.

The first great thing about htop is that it will show you your usage per CPU, as well as a meaningful text graph of your memory and swap usage right at the top. I find this much easier to understand at a glance than the default output from top.

 

Installing htop

Installing on Ubuntu is as simple as apt-get… You can also grab the source from the htop site linked at the bottom of this article.

 

 apt-get install htop

 

Once installed, just type htop at a terminal to launch it, and notice the great text-mode graph at the top of the display:

 

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