No matter whether youre a system administrator or just a casual desktop user you may have heard about one of the most popular terminal-based system monitoring tool top. To many its the task manager on Linux. .
In case you didnt know the Top utility helps display all the running processes and gives you some important information on the performance of your personal computer or server. It also gives you the ability to kill processes that you dont need.
But what alternatives do you have Do you need any Lets find out.
Considering that youll find it baked in on most of the Linux distribution by default top isnt going anywhere.
However you wont find any mouse support scroll support no colors to highlight things and a few other cons. For these reasons using top command to its fullest is not easy for everyone.
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