htop

htoplogohtop is an interactive text-mode system-monitor process viewer for GNU/Linux. It aims to be a better ‘top’. It shows a frequently updated list of the processes running on a computer, normally ordered by the amount of CPU usage. Unlike top, htop provides a full list of processes running, instead of the top resource-consuming processes. htop uses color and gives visual information about processor, swap and memory status.

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$ sudo apt-get install htop

htop

By default, htop lists each thread of a process separately, while ps doesn’t. Turn off the display of threads: in the “Setup / Display options” menu, “Hide userlands threads”. This puts the following line in your ~/.htoprc (you can alternatively put it there manually):

hide_userland_threads=1

htopconfig

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