Mastering System Monitoring with htop on Linux: Installation and Usage Guide

In this tutorial, we'll explore the installation and utilization of the 'htop' command in Linux. Htop is a powerful and user-friendly command-line tool that provides an interactive process viewer, allowing users to monitor system resources and manage processes with ease. Let's delve into the steps for installing and leveraging this handy utility.

Mastering System Monitoring with htop on Linux 








Install htop command Linux in Linux

If your use Debian/Ubuntu, The following command line below:

sudo apt install htop

or, If your use Fedora/RHEL/CentOS

sudo dnf install htop

One your done with the installation, In the terminal the basic you use htop command

CPU usage bar

CPU usage bar 

 Memory bar

Memory bar

  • Green: Memory being utilized by system processes.
  • Blue: Memory used by buffer pages.
  • Orange: Memory allocated for cache pages.

Sort processes based on Resource Consumption

 Press F6 as the picture below:

Sort processes based on Resource Consumption

Search for a specific process

Press F3 and you a search prompt as show below:

Search for a specific process

Filter ongoing processes

Press F4 and you a search prompt as show below: