Will ‘Htop’ Replace Default ‘Top’ Monitoring Tool in Linux?

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5 Responses

  1. Kees de Jong says:

    top command can do these things too you mention, or are you testing these thing on RHEL6?

    • Aaron Kili says:


      Atleast top doesn’t support mouse operations, it is not configurable, requires a PID to kill or renice a process and others. Does it even display a process tree, i haven’t seen this feature yet.

      • Kees says:

        Your article is not correct, your arguments here make it even worse. Sure it doesn’t have mouse support, how many terminal applications do? I can only think of vim and tmux, and it’s hardly used. If you want a GUI with mouse support (and pretty colors?..) then use GNOME system monitor.

        top needs a PID, of course, you want to tune/kill a specific process. This tool is meant for production, not to kill your LibreOffice processes. For a process tree, hit c and then V in top. Please update this article and do your research, if you can even call reading a man/help page ‘research’.

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