htop Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to htop for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Glances, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to htop and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to htop are GNOME System Monitor (Free, Open Source), Bashtop (Free, Open Source), KSysGuard (Free, Open Source) and BPYTOP (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 13, 2021

    1. px tells you what processes are running on your system and how they are interconnected. To install, copy / paste this command line in a terminal: curl -Ls https://github.com/walles/px/raw/python/install.sh | bash It replaces:
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      An advanced interactive monitor for Linux-systems to view the load on system-level and process-level.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      CPU Usage Limiter for Linux - cpulimit is a simple program which attempts to limit the cpu usage of a process (expressed in percentage, not in cpu time). This is useful to control batch jobs, when you don't want them to eat too much cpu.
    2. Features: • monitor process properties, control processes; • monitor computer CPU, memory, swap and network usage; • monitor disks and mounts for available and used space; • search for open files . It is part of MATE.
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    3. Python System Monitor (Psymon) is a cross-platform, task and performance monitor. Features: Global processes monitoring. System load history (cpu,memory,network and disks). Disks informations. Network connections.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.0, released in December 2011, can be still downloaded from Google Code Archive

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    4. libstatgrab is a library that provides cross platform access to statistics about the system on which it's run. It's written in C and presents a selection of useful interfaces which can be used to access key system statistics.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Glsof is two separate utilities (Queries & FileMonitor) to the command line utility Lsof by Vic Abell. Both applications are written in Java. Another fundamental requirement is the command line Lsof that has to be installed on your system.
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