Wow such top. So stats. More better than regular top. Written in node.js vtop
I’ve been using
top since I started maintaining a server in 2010.
It’s a really powerful tool to glance at it and see if your system is alright, but since I discovered
top was made obsolete for me.
Although I really liked
htop I always felt that it sometimes had a too clunky representation of the data, so that I couldn’t quickly enough see if my system was acting out of the common workload.
Than I discovered
But let’s start at the beginning of my journey.
Why not simple old
As you can guess from the pictures above
htop does really exactly the same as
top, but in a much nicer way so in my opinion there is no discussion about why you would choose
vtop the unknown beauty
vtop looks much cleaner than htop. One look and you exactly know whats going on on the system! You can list processes by CPU or Memory usage which is really awesome, you can navigate with your arrow keys or
j which is also nice and the best of all you can simply highlight/select a process and kill it by typing
You can install it also very easily through
npm (you need to install node.js on your system)!
sudo npm install -g vtop
After that you can execute it by typing
I really love it! Maybe there are some use-cases where I still need
htop e.g. when I want to find a PID and don’t need it to kill the process, but
vtop is now a part of my daily used tool!
Try it out yourself!