How To Install htop on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial)

Htop is best described as a more user friendly version of top as it offers more in the way of on screen interaction and easy sorting/usage from it’s various in-program menus.

Installing htop under Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial) is trivial and be completed in less than 30 seconds, here’s how to do it:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install htop

Once installed, type “htop” and a screen that looks like the following should appear:

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From here you can use the F key’s to bring up the menu’s detailed along the bottom which will allow you to sort by most IO, CPU, RAM, etc…

Thank you for using this tutorial, if you have any problem’s or questions, please feel free to comment below!

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