System Administration

Essential System Tools: btop++ – resource monitor

In Operation

Here’s an image of btop++ in action. As you can see, there’s a wealth of information available, conveying tons of useful information about resource usage.

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The images below cycle through the software’s other presets.

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One of the strengths of the software is the huge array of customization options. For example, btop++ provides support for a variety of themes. There are 21 available.

There’s good filtering options for processes including a tree view of process. We also like the auto scaling graphs, and the ability to switch quickly between sorting options.

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Page 2 – In Operation
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