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

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How to save htop output to file?

How can I save the output of htop to a file? With top, I can run top -b -n1 > top.txt where -b specifies batch mode and -n specifies the number of iterations. But the man page of htop doesn't ...
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Launching a program like Firefox starts 20+ seperate processes on 14.04 LTS draining the memory

When I launch Firefox the normal way and look in at the processes in htop. Ubuntu starts more then 20 processes called Firefox. They all have more or less sequential PID's. The same happens with ...
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how to find a specific process by pid in htop

I try find a specific process by pid, in htop, the search function toggled by F3, seems can't do this. I type in 512, instead of 512 process, the process with pid 710 is highlighted.
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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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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 ...