Htop – an interactive process viewer

Most of the peoples are familiar with the top command line utility to cross-verify the core information of CPU or memory, but htop linux command is smart alternative for top linux command.

Htop offers you:

  • Shows you usage per CPU. ( Multi-core layout )
  • User friendly text graphical look of all CPU’s in terms of percentage.
  • User friendly text graphical look of memory & swap size along with used/available size..
  • Use your up & down key to select processes and you can kill by issuing function key : f9.
  • Change the priority of processes by issuing function key : f7 & f8
  • Sort according to your convenience with the help of function key : f6.
  • Searching & Filtering according to your convenience.
  • Setup more settings by issuing function key : f2.

 

Htop

Htop

 

To install htop command line utility, first you have to install the rpmforge package repository as per your linux architecture (32bit or 64bit) as follow:

 

RPM for CentOS 5.x ( 32 bit ):
wget http://pkgs.repoforge.org/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el5.rf.i686.rpm
rpm -ihv rpmforge-release*.rf.i386.rpm

 

RPM for CentOS 5.x ( 64 bit ):
wget http://pkgs.repoforge.org/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm
rpm -Uhv rpmforge-release*.rf.x86_64.rpm

 

RPM for CentOS 6.x ( 32 bit ):
wget http://pkgs.repoforge.org/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el6.rf.i686.rpm
rpm -Uhv rpmforge-release*.rf.i386.rpm

 

RPM for CentOS 6.x ( 64 bit ):
wget http://pkgs.repoforge.org/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm
rpm -Uhv rpmforge-release*.rf.x86_64.rpm

 

After installing rpmforge package repository now you can install htop command line utility using yum as follow:
yum install htop -y

Now issue htop command on your terminal prompt as root user.

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