Using the terminal to monitor bandwidth and processor utilization on remote machines
by Carson Reynolds
Now that I have started working with some custom Linux kernels for the Gumstix Overo, I find I often need to keep a build machine churning. This wouldn’t really go smoothly without the following small command-line tools:
- htop: visually displays processor utilization
- iftop: same as the above, but for bandwidth instead
Recombining the above, you can keep a remote computer busily working and look at a glance at how your build is progressing.