Is there any way that i can see all system resources usage together in terminal, as we see on windows platform under Resource Monitor. I can see each resource usage under Linux separately, but i need to show all resources parallel so that i can compare each process in terms of usage.


Execute top from within terminal.

There are some specific arguments you can pass to it as well: http://linux.about.com/od/commands/l/blcmdl1_top.htm


There are some tools to show overall usage of system resources like e.g. top. However there are more appropriate tools. One of those is atop. In contrast to top atop shows also networking and disk informations. And has also more filtering possibilities.

See also http://www.atoptool.nl/index.php

  • It's a little strange that it starts a daemon, but the data it collects and presents is probably worth it. Thanks! – sarnold Jan 30 '12 at 6:38

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