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saidar: a curses-based tool for viewing system statistics
NAMEsaidar - a curses-based tool for viewing system statistics
SYNOPSISsaidar [-d delay] [-c] [-v] [-h]
DESCRIPTIONsaidar is a curses-based tool for viewing the system statistics available through libstatgrab. Statistics include CPU, processes, load, memory, swap, network I/O, disk I/O, and file system information.
OPTIONSThe following options are supported.
- -d DELAY
- Wait DELAY seconds between updates (default 3)
- Enables coloured output
- Prints the version number
- Display help and exits
COLOURED OUTPUTWhen the -c option is used saidar uses colours to display the data. Each area has a different colour to distinguish it from the nearby fields. Bold and reverse video effects are used to emphasis fields where necessary.
The load average figures are displayed in bold when they're notably (greater that 1) different to each other. This purely shows that a change in the load is occurring.
When CPU usage goes over 60% it will be displayed in bold. At 90% the field is displayed using reverse video. Likewise for memory, swap and disk usage at 75% and 90%. Zombie processes are also highlighted.
AUTHORSThis man page was derived from the man page written by Bartosz Fenski for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution.