Glances

1.7.4 LGPL (GNU Lesser General Public License)    
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CLI curses-based monitoring tool

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Glances is a command-line interface curses-based monitoring tool for GNU/Linux or BSD OS.

Glances uses the libstatgrab library to get information from your system. It is developed in Python and uses the python-statgrab lib.

Installation

From package manager

Packages exist for Arch, Fedora, Redhat ...

From source

Get the latest version:

 wget https://github.com/downloads/nicolargo/glances/glances-1.3.2.tar.gz

Glances use a standard GNU style installer:

 tar zxvf glances-1.3.2.tar.gz $ cd glances-1.3.2 $ ./configure $ make $ sudo make install


Notes: For Debian. The Debian Squeeze repos only include the python-statgrab 0.4. You had to install the version 0.5 using the following commands:

sudo apt-get install libstatgrab-dev pkg-config python-dev make $ wget http://ftp.uk.i-scream.org/sites/ftp.i-scream.org/pub/i-scream/pystatgrab/pystatgrab-0.5.tar.gz $ tar zxvf pystatgrab-0.5.tar.gz $ cd pystatgrab-0.5/ $ ./setup.py build $ sudo ./setup.py install

Notes: For Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10. The instruction to install the version 0.5 are here: https://github.com/nicolargo/glances/issues/5#issuecomment-3033194

Running

Easy:

 glances.py

User guide

By default, stats are refreshed every second, to change this setting, you can use the -t option. For exemple to set the refrech rate to 5 seconds:

 glances.py -t 5

Importants stats are colored:

 GREEN: stat counter is "OK"
 BLUE: stat counter is "CAREFUL"
 MAGENTA: stat counter is "WARNING"
 RED: stat counter is "CRITICAL"

When Glances is running, you can press:

 'a' to set the automatic mode. The processes are sorted automatically

 If CPU > 70%, sort by process "CPU consumption"

 If MEM > 70%, sort by process "memory size"

 'c' to sort the processes list by CPU consumption

 'm' to sort the processes list by process size

 'q' Exit
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Last updated on August 22nd, 2013

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