gtop Monitoring

If you’re working with Linux/MacOS terminal you’ve probably used the top command to monitor processes and system resource usage.

While top and its improved htop are great for process management, IMHO they lack the convenient dashboard-like view.

Today I learned about gtop fancy system monitoring dashboard for terminal.

gtop Monitoring Screenshot


$ npm install gtop -g


Start the process with

$ gtop

Use the following keys to sort the process table:

  • p: Process Id
  • c: CPU usage
  • m: Memory usage

Top Gun


  • gtop doesn’t have a built-in kill process option, though there is a feature request for it.

  • For the above reason and others, I’d still use top or htop for server monitoring, if you don’t have any advanced monitoring solution.

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