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Display dynamic real-time information about running processes. An enhanced version of top. More information:

  • Start htop:


  • Start htop displaying processes owned by a specific user:

htop --user {{username}}

  • Sort processes by a specified sort_item (use htop --sort help for available options):

htop --sort {{sort_item}}

  • Start htop with the specified delay between updates, in tenths of a second (i.e. 50 = 5 seconds):

htop --delay {{50}}

  • See interactive commands while running htop:


  • Switch to a different tab:


  • Display help:

htop --help