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Monitoring: bashtop as a Python application: bpytop version 1.0.0 released

What is bpytop?

bpytop is a resource monitor that shows usage and stats for processor, memory, disks, network and processes.

Under the name bpytop, bashtop appears for the first time as a Python application, which is now available in version 1.0.0. With the program, users can monitor the performance of a system, for example the processor and its cores, the main memory, the mass storage and the network traffic, but it also lists processes.

In bpytop there is a menu through which the user can make any settings. Furthermore, the application can be manipulated with the mouse, clickable buttons highlight it and the process list can also be navigated with the scroll wheel. All functions and missing features from bashtop can also be found in bpytop.

If you already use a theme for bashtop, you can also use it in bpytop without changes. The developer of the port is also responsible for bashtop himself. As motivation for the Python program, he states the lower CPU utilization and the faster reactions of the application.

bpytop features

  • Easy to use, with a game inspired menu system.

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  • Full mouse support, all buttons with a highlighted key is clickable and mouse scroll works in process list and menu boxes.
  • Fast and responsive UI with UP, DOWN keys process selection.
  • Function for showing detailed stats for selected process.
  • Ability to filter processes, multiple filters can be entered.
  • Easy switching between sorting options.
  • Send SIGTERM, SIGKILL, SIGINT to selected process.
  • UI menu for changing all config file options.
  • Auto scaling graph for network usage.
  • Shows message in menu if new version is available
  • Shows current read and write speeds for disks

bpytop can be used on computers with a Linux system and the Unix variants macOS and FreeBSD. Readers will find installation instructions on the project page on GitHub. The program appears as free software under the open source Apache 2.0 license.