htop is CLI-based command that gives information on processes and memory usage, similar to top.

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What are the different htop kill signals?

I have recently started using htop, and I have been needing to kill processes, but when pressing F9 on the process, it has been giving me this list of options, I just chose the one which is selected ...
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How to kill htop if I can't use F10?

I use htop in a terminal but I can't close it with F10. F10 seems to just open a program's File dialog. Is there a way to disable it so I can close htop normally?
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How to get a good overview of RAM usage

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 on a server. The server main task is running a MongoDB installation along with several NodeJS applications. The NodeJS applications will run continuously and will accept ...
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Why is htop not aviable for Ubuntu touch?

I recently noticed some UI-refreshrate-drops on my Nexus4 running Ubuntu Touch and wanted to see if I could find a process standing out in cpu usage etc. I wanted to install htop in the console app, ...
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Ubuntu, ksoftirqd uses cpu 100%

I have ubuntu 14.04 on my ASUS laptop. After htop command I find out that thare is ksoftirqd (and how I can understand it is an demon) which uses one of my cores. And it never ends. Is it dengerous ? ...
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kill process with htop

Sometimes I need to kill a process and for that purpose I enter htop, search (/) for some string and then intend to kill the associated process. The problem is that usually the processes are in ...
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htop - show all threads for particular process

I use following commandhtop --pid processid when I want to monitor some process. I want to also see all threads running inside that process. How to do it ?
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Killing A Process Using Htop Question

So I just installed htop and did my reading on how it works and I pretty much understand the key points but I have hit a wall on one thing and I hope you guy/gals can help me. I'm a college student ...
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Anchor htop to one specific process?

I have a long list of processes displayed in htop, but I am only interested in one of them. As old processes terminate and new processes are spawned, htop keeps updating the displayed list of ...
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Kill process tree using terminal?

Is there a way to kill a process tree using the terminal? By killing a process tree, I mean killing all descendants of a process along with the process it self. I tagged this question htop because I ...
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multi-core usage, biased towards core 2?

I have 4 cores in my system. Core 2 is frequently showing 100% usage in htop. Meanwhile Core 1,3,4 show something around 5% most of the time. Is this normal? Is there a way to better distribute Core ...
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Display only processes by a user in htop?

How can I display only the processes of a specified user in htop? Applying a filter (F4) doesn't seem to work, because it doesn't seem to apply the filter on the USER column.
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How to calculate the average of cpu usage and memory usage over a period of time in ubuntu

I have to generate reports for the following : 1- cpu usage. 2- memory usage. The generated reports must be looks like the following forms : I've tried with more than one command to get ...
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How can I save the view to sort by CPU usage?

Can I somehow modify htop's default view to display processes sorted by CPU usage? I want htop to "remember" my view/sort method. If it's relevant, I'm currently on Xubuntu 13.10.
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reset or completely remove an installation/htop

I usually use htop in tty when I need to kill a program... or whatever hangs or slows down my pc,now I screwed it up. I tried making changes in htop from the 'setup' option which is accessed by ...
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What Does Cached Memory Mean when Viewing htop?

While viewing the reports of htop, I would like to know what the orange/brown 'cached memory' bars actually indicate. Really I'm looking for a more practical explanation of what I'm looking at, rather ...
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Wheres my memory going?

My machine keeps 'freezing' before eventaully logging out with all the programs exiting. This is rather annoying, and I think its because I keep running out of memory. I am not running any custom ...
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how to make ps show child processes that are listed at htop?

I am not being able to ps -p $pid of some processes that are listed at htop... One very well known that I can point out is nautilus (so I think you can easly try it). There is a main process that ps ...
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Is it normal for multiple processes of GNOME-shell to show up in top/htop?

I've recently installed and started using htop instead of the System Monitor included in default Ubuntu installations and I noticed something weird. I arranged htop to display the processes by memory ...
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Isn't my HTOP weird on my Ubuntu server 12.04?

It seems I have a lot of duplicate processes (apache), is it normal ? This is the output of the htop command on my ubuntu server 12.04 : Thank you for your advices.
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Where is my ram?

I have 2GB installed on my machine running Ubuntu 12.04. After some time of use, I see much of my RAM used. The RAM does not free enough even though I closed all my programs. I included 2 ...
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How to hide a running process ?

Using Ubuntu 12.04. is there any way to hide a running process ? That process shouldn't' display in system monitor,top,htop . There is no problem to remember the process id (PID) so observation of ...