htop is an interactive process viewer for Linux, which is a powerful alternative to the start ‘top’ utility. Some of the benefits of htop:
- Supports mouse interactions
- Better sorting and selective display
- Color formatted display
- Resource graphs
- Process treeview
To install htop to Redhat or CentOS (5.X) Linux easily via the yum package manager, the rpmforge package repository must be installed. To install, retrieve, and install the following RPM for your architecture (32bit or 64bit).
wget http://packages.sw.be/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el5.rf.i386.rpm rpm -Uhv rpmforge-release*.rf.i386.rpm
wget http://packages.sw.be/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm rpm -Uhv rpmforge-release*.rf.x86_64.rpm
Now that the rpmforge repository is installed, you can install the htop package easily via yum.
yum install htop
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Also check out How to use htop in linux.