Ubuntu comes with a tool named 'top' for showing process list on your computer, but sometimes 'top' is little bit too simple and uncustomizable, there is a better version of 'top' called 'htop' on ubuntu, this article i will talk little bit about 'htop'.
Unlike 'top', 'htop' does not come pre-installed on ubuntu, but you still can install 'htop' on ubuntu using apt-get command, 'htop' is part of official ubuntu repository. so you can install like this:
Obviously, you can run 'htop' from command line like this:
Here's some of htop key features :
- display in colors
- filter the process
- search feature
- customizable display
- display process in tree
- kill a process
Bottom line 'htop' is a lot better than the basic 'top', it is also easier to use in my humble opinion, but it's up to you, stick with 'top' or switch to 'htop'.