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Stress Terminal UI: s-tui for CPU monitoring in Linux Ubuntu

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Stress Terminal UI: s-tui for CPU monitoring in Linux Ubuntu; performance monitor CPU usage by process. The tool monitors Linux CPU usage per process. It allows to map the CPU utilization in Linux by a process.

s-tui is a terminal UI for monitoring your computer. s-tui allows to monitor CPU temperature, frequency, power and utilization in a graphical way from the terminal.

The s-tui monitors CPU temperature/utilization/frequency/power and shows performance dips caused by thermal throttling. It requires minimal resources as it doesn’t requires X-server.

Install Stress Terminal UI: s-tui

Run the following commands in Terminal to install Stress Terminal UI: s-tui on Ubuntu Linux Systems:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:amanusk/python-s-tui
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install python-s-tui

Install stress (optional) and libraries to run s-tui.py via the following commands:

sudo pip install urwid
sudo pip install psutil
sudo apt-get install stress

Please note that s-tui is a great tool for monitoring. If you would like to stress your computer, install stress. Stress options will then show up in s-tui (optional).

Using s-tui

Once installed, simply run the command s-tui or sudo s-tui in Terminal.

TUI Interface

The side bar houses the controls for the displayed grahps.
At the bottom of the side bar, more information is presented in text form.

Use the arrow keys or ‘hjkl’ to navigate the side bar
Toggle between stressed and regular operation using the radio buttons in ‘Modes’.
If you wish to alternate stress defaults, you can do it in ‘Stress options’
Select a different temperature sensors from the ‘Temp Sensors’ menu
Change time between updates using the ‘Refresh’ field
Use the ‘Reset’ button to reset graphs and statistics
Toggle displayed graphs by selecting the [X] check box
If a sensor is not available on your system, N/A is presented
If your system supports it, you can use the utf8 button to get a smoother graph
Press ‘q’ or the ‘Quit’ button to quit

When in doubt, run `s-tui –help` to get this message and additional cli options

Stress Terminal UI: s-tui for CPU monitoring in Linux Ubuntu originally posted on Source Digit – Latest Technology, Gadgets & Gizmos.