saidar – A curses-based tool for viewing system statistics

Saidar is a nice command line tool that allow you to view system statistics  through libstatgrab. Statistics include CPU, processes, load, memory, swap, network I/O, disk I/O, and file system information.

You can install Saidar in Ubuntu / Linuxmint and Debian using the following command:

sudo apt-get install saidar

When installed, you can run it by typing the following command:


This is the example of output you will get:

To enable colored output, use the command:

saidar -c

You can find more information about this tool in the man page by using the following command:

man saidar

If you want to download saidar man page as pdf, use the command:

man -t saidar | ps2pdf - saidar.pdf
  • Lanman T

    nice addition, thx