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How to install htop

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by , 11-13-2013 at 06:52 AM (2476 Views)
htop is an interactive process viewer for Linux, which is a powerful alternative to the start ‘top’ utility.
Why you might want to use htop and what's the benefits of it?

  1. Supports mouse interactions
  2. Better sorting and selective display
  3. Color formatted display
  4. Resource graphs
  5. Process treeview

Installing htop

To install htop to Redhat or CentOS (5.X and 6.X) Linux easily via the yum package manager, the rpmforge package repository must be installed. To install, retrieve, and install the following RPM for your architecture (32bit or 64bit).

32-BIT Installations

wget http://packages.sw.be/rpmforge-relea...l5.rf.i386.rpm
rpm -Uhv rpmforge-release*.rf.i386.rpm

64BIT Installations

wget http://packages.sw.be/rpmforge-relea....rf.x86_64.rpm
rpm -Uhv rpmforge-release*.rf.x86_64.rpm
Now that the rpmforge repository is installed, you can install the htop package easily via yum.

yum install htop

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