CLI Magic: Viewing system information: A replacement for top
Posted by: Anonymous
on January 08, 2008 10:07 AM
I may suggest using `htop` in place of `top`, to get much, much more information. The `top`-like graph, `uptime` information, and read-at-a-glance CPU, memory, and swap-space graphs are the most prominent (and useful) pieces of data, but if you like, you can also `renice` (change the nice value, or priority, of a process), send `kill` signals 0 through 31 to a process, or see a tree of parent/child processes. And the colored-by-default output is much easier to analyze than the standard black-and-white of top.