htop is a great alternative to top, written in C. It is a cross-platform interactive process monitoring tool with better visualization and easier understanding of the current system status at a glance, allowing to scroll vertically and horizontally through the list of processes to see their full command line and related information, such as memory and CPU consumption. System-wide information, such as average load or swap usage, is also displayed.

The information displayed is configurable via graphical settings and can be sorted and filtered interactively, and tasks associated with processes (such as termination and reprocessing) can be completed without entering their PID.

Installation is also simple and can be done by executing the command: apt install htop.


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