How to install htop on Alpine Linux using apk?

Let us see all steps and command in details.

 

Alpine Linux install htop

 

Let us search for htop package using apk command:

apk search htop

 

Sample outputs:

htop-doc-2.2.0-r0
htop-2.2.0-r0
varnish-6.1.1-r0

 

htop package

Run the following command:

apk info htop

 

Sample outputs:

htop-2.2.0-r0 description:
Interactive process viewer

htop-2.2.0-r0 webpage:
http://hisham.hm/htop

htop-2.2.0-r0 installed size:
200704

 

Install htop

 

Finally, type:

apk add htop

 

How to use htop command

The syntax is:

htop
htop [options]

 

One can use a monochrome color scheme, run:

htop -C
htop --no-color

 

Want to see the tree view by default when running htop? Try:

htop -t
htop --tree

 

Let us see only processes of a given user named vyga:

htop -u vivek
htop --user=vivek
htop --user=nginx

 

Limit and show process for only the given PIDs:

htop -p PID
htop -p PID1,PID2
--pid=PID,[,PID,PID...]
htop -p 1342
htop -p 7435,1367

 

How to get help about htop

Simply type:

htop --help
man htop

 

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