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Useful, but less well known programs

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ChrisUK
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Useful, but less well known programs

#1 Post by ChrisUK » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:12 pm

I thought this might be a good idea:

Dstat

Want to know what's doing what in your system?

Dstat is a really great monitoring program that's in the repos that I don't see mentioned much... It tells you everything you could want to know about what is happening in your system - and all in colour ;) For most, top or htop provides enough info, but dstat provides a great deal more (read the list of Features on the developer's webpage).

There's too many options to mention here, but you could start with

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dstat -c --top-cpu -d --top-bio --top-latency
or even just

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dstat
Oh, it's a command line program, but it works just fine.

Vnstat

Need to know (and log) how much you've downloaded/uploaded today or this week/month?

Vnstat is what you need. It's a command line program again, but it accurately records what you get/receive over the internet.

Nethogs

Want to know per-process network traffic?

Nethogs will tell you how much each connected process is downloading.

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There's more programs of course, but dstat combines quite a few of the others, and these three are the ones that I use regularly. I'll leave it to you to add any to this thread that you think might be useful to others.
Chris

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Re: Useful, but less well known programs

#2 Post by duane » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:49 pm

I just installed atop yesterday.
Trying it out.
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