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System Activity Report (sar) - how can I preserve color, but disable extra header lines? (and use less)

If you run sar without parameters, the output is in color, but with extra headers inserted after each page. If you run sar | cat the extra headers are removed, but so is the coloring. If you would ...
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2 system-performance reporting-tools (dstat, pcp) are proposed by apt - which package is "official"?

When I try to run performance monitoring and reporting tool "dstat", I simply type dstat on the command line. I don't have it installed. Ubuntu 20.04 comes up with this output: > dstat # ...
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sudo command make child process to zombies

I'm trying to make a program that divides into child and parent processes with fork(). Child executes arguments with execv() and parent traces him with ptrace(). I made almost all parts of the program,...
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KDE-related processes

Important: I used to have the KDE Plasma DE installed but I removed that months ago. I checked activity monitor like I do a lot, and I decided to check the "all processes" button instead of ...
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Any way to monitor the resources of my system over time?

Let's say I want to know how much RAM and how much CPU I consumed after an hour of having the system started, but I don't want to have top opened and be looking at it all the time. I want a program ...
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Dedicated System Monitoring Display Software?

I have a display hooked up to my server which I plan to have an always-on system monitoring readout. Things like system temps, load percentages, console output, the like. Looked for a bit and I can't ...
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Interfaces monitoring with control

is there any web software that allows you to automatically monitor all interfaces in the local network? And will he allow them to control, need to be suspended? Thank you
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How compare several directories' data transfer (read/write) for defined periods?

With interest for the amount of data transfered to or from several directories (including sub directories) it occured, that there is lack of tooling for this special task. For low level integration, ...
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Receive SMS/Alert when specified text detected in a log file

I've been searching for a service for Linux that monitors logs for a certain text string and if that string matches, it sends a notification, ideally by SMS. If the log text file contains "...
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Is there any non-root disk IO monitor software available on Ubuntu?

Is there any disk IO monitor software available on Ubuntu that can show what processes are reading/writing at what speed and that I can install and run without sudo? I know there is iotop, but I can't ...
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Does LMD and ClamAV have any packages for sending reports to a monitoring console?

I currently have about forty Ubuntu Servers (mostly 18.04 and 20.04) that I am installing ClamAV and maldetect on so we have at least some monitoring for malware on the systems. What we will likely do ...
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Detect major alarm "LowAvailableSpace" on Monitoring System

Monitoring system detected "LowAvailableSpace" on filesystem cgmfs. I checked on the server and the filesystem (cgmfs) space size is low. Results of df -H: Filesystem Size Used Avail ...
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How to monitor application events such as open, close, minimize in Ubuntu?

I would like to know if it is possible to monitor applications open/close/minimize events in Ubuntu. My initial goal is to monitor how many times I open telegram to check messages. PS: I am using ...
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perf-stat does not work for 1ms time interval

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 and running the perf stat command to get some information on various hardware events for an application. I notice on doing sudo perf stat --interval-print 1, I get an error ...
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Monitoring the data usage of each device attached to the linux hotspot

I have an Ethernet internet so I need to create a WiFi hotspot on Linux so Android phones can connect to internet. Is there package to view traffic usage of each connected devices to my hotspot.
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How to make a scrip to run a program right after a file is created in specific folder? [duplicate]

To be specific, I want to use rclone to move file to remote folder right after it is created. The program itself doesnt have built-in monitoring function. How do I do this? Since cron doesnt monitor
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A mechanical way of finding out any action's impact on config files

Is there a mechanical way to find out the impact of any action on the config files? The action can be anything: installing a package, adding a user, turning on a service, or updating an SSH key. For ...
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Getting aggregate memory usage of a Linux process?

How is it possible to aggregate memory usage of a Linux process and all its children in human readable format? I tried this link and even using cat /proc/$pid/status but the latter had 18GB of ...
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how to Identify which process is causing computer to freeze?

EDIT 2 While it didn't answer my original question, since increasing the swap to 4G I don't experience any more computer freezes, so I accepted the answer EDIT As @heyynema suggested, I ran the ...
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Is there a utility to monitor memory for processes over time?

This question has been asked in different ways over time. Specifically, given current versions, I'd like to chart memory usage of processes over time, ideally in comparison with other processes. Use ...
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log.io monitoring tool hosted in AWS EC2, cannot reach server after starting log.io-server

Installed log.io in my Ubuntu 20.04 EC2 instance as given in the below documentation. https://github.com/NarrativeScience/log.io After npm install started server with log.io-server, terminal outputs ...
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Network tap is giving hostname of tapping device in logs

I am trying to set up a network tap between my router and devices to do some home monitoring stuff. Everything is working, I can see ingress and egress traffic being logged via Suricata and Zeek/Bro. ...
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Monitoring Mouse and Keyboard Usage

I am looking for an application to monitor keyboard and mouse usage on Ubuntu. Keyboard usage could be defined as the difference between the first key press and the last key press. The last key press ...
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Performance monitor and system info viewer for Ubuntu

I saw that someone made a rather cool chrome app (which I prefer not to use), here: https://github.com/beaufortfrancois/cog-chrome-app I was wondering do we have an equivalent gnome extension or even ...
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Is there a way to monitor or document screen time?

We just got our 11yo set up with Minecraft Java Edition on Ubuntu 20.04 and he's thrilled, but we had gotten used to the screen time monitoring we had available on his iPad, when that was his only ...
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Wifi interface mode switches automatically back to managed (Ubuntu 20.04)

If I take the wifi interface offline: sudo ifconfig device_name down. Then switch the mode to monitor: sudo iwconfig device_name mode monitor. And then bring the device back online: sudo ifconfig ...
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How to get munin to monitor and show CPU temperatures

Ubuntu 18.04 system has kernel module coretemp kernel module installed: % lsmod | grep coretemp coretemp 20480 0 It also has command-line utilities lm-sensors to check temperatures ...
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Monitoring the temperature of Nvidia RTX 30** VRAM?

Working with Ubuntu 20.04, is it possible to get any info about the temperature of the VRAM for a Nvidia graphic card (30** series)? The command nvidia-smi does not give this specific datum. For ...
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Monitoring command dd [duplicate]

When I copy a hard drive I often use the dd command I have one question about monitoring. To see the progress of the copy I do like this sudo dd if=$source of=$pathToUsb bs=4M conv=fdatasync status=...
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So there is bpytop from snap

trying to install bpytop the easy way. pytop Command 'pytop' not found, did you mean: command 'bpytop' from snap bpytop (1.0.50) OK, lets do it: snap install bpytop bpytop 1.0.50 from James Tigert (...
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How to find applications running in Ubuntu desktop, usage and idle time through scripts

I wish to monitor the names of applications open in Ubuntu ##desktop including their usage time and idle time. Is there a way to accomplish this through a backend script?
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How can I monitoring an installer?

I would like to install a 3rd party software on my system. Unfortunately, it is not open source, and it is comes with it's own custom installer. It want me to enter my sudo password to install the ...
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Internet connection monitor with logging

We are having intermittent issues with our internet connection in a community house of nine people. It seems to cut out for short intervals so I am looking for an app to test connectivity at regular ...
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How to see live status changes of a systemctl service?

I have a service that is run via systemctl and I want to see its live status of changes when things change. I have a tmux window open for it and just wanted to get a running account when things change....
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How to view hardware video encoder/decoder utilization on AMD GPUs?

For a long time I've used the tool psensor to view the utilization of the hardware video encoding/decoding block on my Nvidia GPUs, but recently I've been curious about how to perform a similar task ...
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Which process is using my network data?

Short question: In Ubuntu, how can I find out how much network data each process has used at a certain time interval (e.g., last hour, last day, ...)? Long question: I am connecting my Ubuntu machine ...
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ansible: How to avoid warnings

I am using ansible for monitoring my home computing net, which consists several Linux machines (x64 and Raspberries). How can I avoid warnings from every Raspberry client? [WARNING]: Platform linux ...
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What is a network monitor for tcp AND udp AND per program

There are a lot of network monitors available which I tried (nethogs, iftop, darkstat, ...). Somehow none of these fulfilled all my expectations: accumulation of the amount of data received instead ...
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Tools to track active application, or, how to get started making one

I want to track screen activity, i.e. I want to record which window is active at what time, similar to the timeline feature of Toggl (https://toggl.com/track/features/). Does there exist some small ...
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How can I analize why rsync copies very slow after copying very fast a few files on ntfs drives?

I'm backing around 2Tb of data from a ntfs disk to another ntfs disk with rsync ( I tried also with midnight commander ) and the copy starts with a "good" 25Mb/s speed, but after copying a ...
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GitLab CI build indicator in system tray possible?

My problem is, I work on several lengthy but urgent builds which randomly fail after some time. During this time (sometimes up to one hour!), I could focus on other work if not distracted by the need ...
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Start Glances server automatically upon boot

Kinda new to Linux and trying to run a modest home server with Ubuntu 20.04. I've got an old monitor plugged in and would like it to serve as a way of monitoring activity. Installed latest version of ...
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How to monitor total data received/sent for current Wi-Fi session?

Like in Windows OS, I look for a way to see how much data has been used since I connected to a Wi-Fi network. I only came accross with vnstat, however, either it cannot provide what I want, or I could ...
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Monitor single Log File

I´m looking for a tool or a skript for monitoring 1 single Log file. I´d like to get a notification via telegram if the log file containes a word I´m passing to it. My approach: #!/bin/sh tail ...
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Resource usage log

Does Ubuntu register the resources it is using into a log? I need to see the load and RAM usage of a server at a specific time (approximately at 5 AM).
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How to check what type of resources a server is running out of?

It is quite possible to research specific Linux/Ubuntu/Bash error messages (for example 'Cannot fork') and see what type of resource the server may be running out of. However, this question is to ...
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What do the numbers on the speedometer 2.8 screen mean?

I'm running speedometer 2.8 which has been recommended in various answers on this site to monitor network utilization. I have read the manual page and have searched on Google but I am not seeing it ...
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What Linux utility enables knowing devise is running or shut?

I'm seeking any solution to detect hardware instances which are in or out of operation (till restart) in Linux distro like Ubuntu 18.04. Essentially, what terminal-built or loadable utility serves to ...
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Hardware Health Monitoring

I have a Ubuntu server (18.04 LTS) that uses Nginx. I am Trying to find a good package that can monitor hardware health such as S.M.A.R.T Checks on HDDS CPU and memory utilization (Nginx has ...
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Fluxion doesn't start capitive portal in Ubuntu 19.10 VM

I have installed Ubuntu 19.10 in VirtualBox with host Windows 7. I tried to hack my Wi-Fi with Fluxion tool. Everything worked till I tried to open capitive portal. First I didn't get any errors, it ...
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