htop Explained Visually20 Jan 2017
htop has an awesome visual interface that you can also interact with using your keyboard. The screen packs a lot of information which can be daunting to look at. I tried to find a nice infographic to explain what each number, value or color coded bars mean, but couldn’t find any. Hence I decided to make one myself over the Christmas break.
Here’s what htop looks like when you first run it. (Image courtesy of Joe Collins):
I’ve separated the interface into upper and lower sections so I have enough room to annotate.
Let’s start with the upper section.
Here’s the lower section of htop.
I hope you found this post useful. Until next time.