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Old 04-19-2006, 05:50 AM   #1
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Command line system load tool?

Hi there,

I was wondering if there is a command whit which you can see the system load at the moment (e.g. CPU and memory usage, etc.), and especialy one that can show what part of the system resources a particular user is using.
The graphical tools(like System Guard and System Monitor in KDE) won't do me any good, because the machine I want to monitor is remote (I ssh to it) and does not have X system at all...
Does anyone have an idea?

Thank you.
Old 04-19-2006, 05:53 AM   #2
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Type F1 for help

A good one

Also try sar

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vmstat also provides useful information.
Old 04-19-2006, 06:37 AM   #4
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Thank you guys, these should do
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Additionaly , dstat gives good usage too. it gives (colored) lines, one per second, with utilization of cpu / mem / disk / network io.
Good for monitoring system usage at certain moments of load.
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And for a more purty, wizbang, bells and whistles version of top check out htop


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