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How To Install Htop on CentOS 7


Sep, 16

htop is a Linux process monitoring tool, It is an alternative tool for top command, Which is the standard and the default process Monitoring tool in Linux and Unix Operating System. But htop on CentOS 7 is more user friendly and output is easy to read compared to the Linux top command.

First add yum repository your system

wget http://packages.sw.be/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el6.rf.i686.rpm
rpm -ihv rpmforge-release*.rf.i686.rpm

Install htop using yum command

yum install htop

After installation, launch htop by entering


Install htop from source code

# wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/htop/htop/1.0.2/htop-1.0.2.tar.gz
# tar -xvf htop-1.0.2.tar.gz
# cd htop-1.0.2
# ./configure
# make
# make install

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed htop.

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