Good Monitoring Tools

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Everyone knows about the top command. Here are some of my favorite monitor tools and command options.

Monitor hard drive activity and how may megabytes are read/written every 5 seconds.

iostat -m 5

A better top command

htop

Command to show only processes writing to the hard drive.

iotop -o

Shows network activity on eth0

iftop -i eth0

Another useful top command

atop