cpulimit Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to cpulimit for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is htop, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked eight alternatives to cpulimit and three of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to cpulimit are vtop (Free, Open Source) and timelimit (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 29, 2021

    1. htop is an interactive process viewer for Linux. It is a text-mode application (for console or X terminals) and requires ncurses. htop is an interactive top replacement that runs in the terminal.
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    2. vtop is a graphical command-line tool that uses unicode braille to chart CPU and memory usage. It can be easily extended.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      timelimit executes a command and terminates the spawned process after a given time with a given signal. A “warning” signal is sent first, then, after a timeout, a “kill” signal, similar to the way init(8) operates on shutdown.
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