20 Command Line Tools to Monitor Linux Performance

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84 Responses

  1. Reza says:

    Very nice !
    so thanks, ;)

  2. Red Baron says:

    What an amazing article. Love it. Didn’t know most of those tool. I really fell in love with htop. The others are also not bad at all. Thank you so much for this piece of valuable information.

  3. Shaheryar Najam says:

    Is there any way to access power utilization in c code ? and save it to some variable?

  4. Sagar Desai says:

    Thank you very much providing the huge collection of monitoring tools and commands. Actually I was searching for the same and came across your site. I will try few of these tools to monitor my system.

  5. Corneliu says:

    Another nice and small utility for a quick overview is “saidar”.

  6. The fact is, it’s not hard to monitor and debug Linux System Performance problems if you invest in a monitoring solution like NetCrunch 8 (http://www.adremsoft.com), or any of the other paid options out there. In the end the question comes down to whether the cost of the software exceeds the value of your time that you put into using more time-consuming options.

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  8. M. Adel says:

    BWTop – CLI tool to monitor network interfaces bandwidth rate:

  9. Cyring says:

    A new visual tool designed for Intel Core at

    Still an active development software, it monitors each CPU at the assembly level using performance counters.
    You will get C-states, Frequencies, Temps ans other features provided by i7 & duo like processors.

    Last version adds kernel task scheduling in RT among logical CPU

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