Glances 1.7.4

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.


From package manager

Packages exist for Arch, Fedora, Redhat ...

From source

Get the latest version:


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 $ tar zxvf pystatgrab-0.5.tar.gz $ cd pystatgrab-0.5/ $ ./ build $ sudo ./ install

Notes: For Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10. The instruction to install the version 0.5 are here:



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: -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

last updated on:
August 22nd, 2013, 4:49 GMT
license type:
LGPL (GNU Lesser General Public License) 
developed by:
Nicolas Hennion
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