A graphical activity monitor for the command line. Written in node.js.
If you haven't already got Node.js, then go get it.
sudo npm install -g vtop
This is pretty simple too.
If you really like vtop, but your finger muscle memory means you keep typing 'top' then why not add an alias to ~/.bashrc.
alias top="vtop"alias oldtop="/usr/bin/top"
If your terminal supports mouse events (like iTerm) then you can click on the items in the process list. As well as use the scroll wheel.
It uses drawille to draw CPU and Memory charts with Unicode braille characters, helping you visualize spikes. We also group processes with the same name together.
We calculate the CPU percentage as a total of your overall system power. 100% is all cores and HyperThreads maxed out. This is different to how Apple Activity monitor works.
No I like it this way. Feel free to submit a PR with it as a config option though.
Sure, just do:
vtop --theme wizard
This loads the theme file in themes/ with the same name. Make your own and send me a Pull Request :)
You could add this to your aliases if you'd like to use it always.
alias vtop="vtop --theme brew"
Yeah that's on the list :) Feel free to send a pull request though. Check out the sensors/ folder.
MIT – do what you like with it :)