Resource monitor that shows usage and stats for processor, memory, disks, network and processes.
Python port of bashtop.
- Easy to use, with a game inspired menu system.
- 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 uses the same theme files as bashtop so any theme made for bashtop will work.
See themes folder for available themes.
make install command places the default themes in
/usr/local/share/bpytop/themes . User created themes should be placed in
Let me know if you want to contribute with new themes.
Mac Os X
Will not display correctly in the standard terminal! Recommended alternative iTerm2
Will also need to be run as superuser to display stats for processes not owned by user.
Linux, Mac Os X and FreeBSD
For correct display, a terminal with support for:
- 24-bit truecolor (See list of terminals with truecolor support)
- Wide characters (Are sometimes problematic in web-based terminals)
Also needs a UTF8 locale and a font that covers:
- Unicode Block “Braille Patterns” U+2800 – U+28FF
- Unicode Block “Geometric Shapes” U+25A0 – U+25FF
- Unicode Block “Box Drawing” and “Block Elements” U+2500 – U+259F
Dropbear seems to not be able to set correct locale. So if accessing bpytop over ssh, OpenSSH is recommended.
Optionals for additional stats
(Optional OSX) osx-cpu-temp Needed to show CPU temperatures.
PyPi (will always have latest version)
Install or update to latest version
pip3 install bpytop --upgrade
Available in the AUR as
Available for debian/ubuntu from Azlux’s repository
Available in FreeBSD ports
Install pre-built package
sudo pkg install bpytop
Fedora/CentOS 8 package
sudo dnf install bpytop
Gentoo / Calculate Linux
Available from adrien-overlay
sudo emerge -av sys-process/bpytop
Install the package
sudo snap install bpytop
sudo snap connect bpytop:mount-observe sudo snap connect bpytop:network-control sudo snap connect bpytop:hardware-observe sudo snap connect bpytop:system-observe sudo snap connect bpytop:process-control sudo snap connect bpytop:physical-memory-observe
The config folder will be located in
Dependencies installation Linux
Install python3 and git with a package manager of you choice
Install psutil python module (sudo might be required)
python3 -m pip install psutil
Dependencies installation OSX
Install homebrew if not already installed
/bin/bash -c “$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install.sh)”
Install python3 if not already installed
brew install python3 git
Install psutil python module
python3 -m pip install psutil
Install optional dependency coretemp (recommended), or osx-cpu-temp (less accurate)
brew install hacker1024/hacker1024/coretemp
brew install osx-cpu-temp
Dependencies installation FreeBSD
Install with pkg and pip
sudo pkg install git python3 py37-psutil
Manual installation Linux, OSX and FreeBSD
Clone and install
git clone https://github.com/aristocratos/bpytop.git cd bpytop sudo make install
to uninstall it
sudo make uninstall
All options changeable from within UI. Config files stored in “$HOME/.config/bpytop” folder
bpytop.cfg: (auto generated if not found)
“/etc/bpytop.conf” will be used as default seed for config file creation if it exists.
#? Config file for bpytop v. 1.0.22 #* Color theme, looks for a .theme file in "/usr/[local/]share/bpytop/themes" and "~/.config/bpytop/themes", "Default" for builtin default theme. #* Prefix name by a plus sign (+) for a theme located in user themes folder, i.e. color_theme="+monokai" color_theme="Default" #* If the theme set background should be shown, set to False if you want terminal background transparency theme_background=False #* Set bpytop view mode, "full" for everything shown, "proc" for cpu stats and processes, "stat" for cpu, mem, disks and net stats shown. view_mode=full #* Update time in milliseconds, increases automatically if set below internal loops processing time, recommended 2000 ms or above for better sample times for graphs. update_ms=2000 #* Processes sorting, "pid" "program" "arguments" "threads" "user" "memory" "cpu lazy" "cpu responsive", #* "cpu lazy" updates top process over time, "cpu responsive" updates top process directly. proc_sorting="cpu lazy" #* Reverse sorting order, True or False. proc_reversed=False #* Show processes as a tree proc_tree=False #* Use the cpu graph colors in the process list. proc_colors=True #* Use a darkening gradient in the process list. proc_gradient=True #* If process cpu usage should be of the core it's running on or usage of the total available cpu power. proc_per_core=True #* Show process memory as bytes instead of percent proc_mem_bytes=True #* Check cpu temperature, needs "osx-cpu-temp" on MacOS X. check_temp=True #* Draw a clock at top of screen, formatting according to strftime, empty string to disable. draw_clock="%X" #* Update main ui in background when menus are showing, set this to false if the menus is flickering too much for comfort. background_update=True #* Custom cpu model name, empty string to disable. custom_cpu_name="" #* Optional filter for shown disks, should be last folder in path of a mountpoint, "root" replaces "/", separate multiple values with comma. #* Begin line with "exclude=" to change to exclude filter, oterwise defaults to "most include" filter. Example: disks_filter="exclude=boot, home" disks_filter="" #* Show graphs instead of meters for memory values. mem_graphs=True #* If swap memory should be shown in memory box. show_swap=True #* Show swap as a disk, ignores show_swap value above, inserts itself after first disk. swap_disk=True #* If mem box should be split to also show disks info. show_disks=True #* Set fixed values for network graphs, default "10M" = 10 Mibibytes, possible units "K", "M", "G", append with "bit" for bits instead of bytes, i.e "100mbit" net_download="100Mbit" net_upload="100Mbit" #* Start in network graphs auto rescaling mode, ignores any values set above and rescales down to 10 Kibibytes at the lowest. net_auto=True #* Sync the scaling for download and upload to whichever currently has the highest scale net_sync=False #* If the network graphs color gradient should scale to bandwith usage or auto scale, bandwith usage is based on "net_download" and "net_upload" values net_color_fixed=False #* Show init screen at startup, the init screen is purely cosmetical show_init=False #* Enable check for new version from github.com/aristocratos/bpytop at start. update_check=True #* Set loglevel for "~/.config/bpytop/error.log" levels are: "ERROR" "WARNING" "INFO" "DEBUG". #* The level set includes all lower levels, i.e. "DEBUG" will show all logging info. log_level=WARNING
Command line options:
USAGE: bpytop [argument] Arguments: -f, --full Start in full mode showing all boxes [default] -p, --proc Start in minimal mode without memory and net boxes -s, --stat Start in minimal mode without process box -v, --version Show version info and exit -h, --help Show this help message and exit --debug Start with loglevel set to DEBUG overriding value set in config
- Add gpu temp and usage.
- Add cpu and mem stats for docker containers. (If feasible)
- Change process list to line scroll instead of page change.
- Add options for resizing all boxes.
- Add command line argument parsing.
- Miscellaneous optimizations and code cleanup.