htop- A colored alternative to top command

htop, an interactive process viewer for Linux, it is a good alternative to top command. When you run htop, it will show you your usage per CPU, as well as a text graph of your memory and swap usage right at the top, all in a colored interface.

To install htop use the following command:

– Ubuntu/ LinuxMint and Debian

sudo apt-get install htop

– Fedora and other rpm based

yum install htop

Once installed, type htop in terminal

  • lvz

    Don’t forget to mention that by pressing F2 you are able to configure a lot of details, such as showing threads in different colors, or adjusting the scheme to match you midnight commander layout.

    I use this program for quite some time now and I love it :)

  • Rafael Ferreira Neves

     Loved it..Thanks for the Post