You could try using `top | grep <application-name>`

, gives you a bunch of stats including CPU usage in percent.

Example: The output while monitoring the application *clementine* using `top`

, the column with numbers 8's, 9's and a single 22 and 7 is the line that charts the CPU usage percentage of clementine over a period of time it runs

```
nits@nits-workstation:~$ top | grep clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 8 5.1 8:59.36 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 8 5.1 8:59.61 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 8 5.1 8:59.86 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 8 5.1 9:00.10 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 9 5.1 9:00.37 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 8 5.1 9:00.62 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 9 5.1 9:00.88 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 9 5.1 9:01.14 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 8 5.1 9:01.39 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 8 5.1 9:01.63 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 8 5.1 9:01.88 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 8 5.1 9:02.11 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 9 5.1 9:02.37 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 8 5.1 9:02.61 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 9 5.1 9:02.89 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 22 5.1 9:03.56 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 9 5.1 9:03.82 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 8 5.1 9:04.07 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 9 5.1 9:04.33 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 9 5.1 9:04.59 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 8 5.1 9:04.83 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 9 5.1 9:05.09 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 8 5.1 9:05.32 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 8 5.1 9:05.56 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 9 5.1 9:05.82 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 8 5.1 9:06.07 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 8 5.1 9:06.32 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 8 5.1 9:06.56 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 9 5.1 9:06.82 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 8 5.1 9:07.07 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 8 5.1 9:07.32 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 7 5.1 9:07.54 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 8 5.1 9:07.79 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 8 5.1 9:08.03 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 8 5.1 9:08.28 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 9 5.1 9:08.54 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 8 5.1 9:08.77 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 9 5.1 9:09.03 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 9 5.1 9:09.29 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 9 5.1 9:09.55 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 8 5.1 9:09.79 clementine
4729 nits 20 0 408m 101m 23m S 8 5.1 9:10.03 clementine
```