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Installing htop

Jan 2017

By Default, htop is not installed on Linux, it is not part of a minimal install on a software only ISO (although a customer could have added it themselves)

On a brand new Linux, you will have to either:

Update the repositories to be able to install htop, please check out this wiki page first (or the install will fail)
CentOs 7 no WGET install EPEL


Just download the htop library, and install that

curl -O

The above example is for CentOS 7, use the correct path for your CentOS version

Bear in mind that the htop version might change

Install htop

The installation of htop is very simple, you just need to type in to the console:

  yum install htop -y

yum install htop -y

Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * epel:
 * epel-debuginfo:
 * epel-source:
 * epel-testing-debuginfo:
 * epel-testing-source:
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package htop.x86_64 0:2.0.2-1.el7 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

Package         Arch                    Version             Repository               Size
Installing:     htop                    x86_64              2.0.2-1.el7 epel         98 k

Transaction Summary
Install  1 Package

Total download size: 98 k
Installed size: 207 k
Downloading packages:
htop-2.0.2-1.el7.x86_64.rpm                                     |  98 kB  00:00:00
Running transaction check
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded
Running transaction
  Installing : htop-2.0.2-1.el7.x86_64                          1/1
  Verifying  : htop-2.0.2-1.el7.x86_64                          1/1

  htop.x86_64 0:2.0.2-1.el7


htop Versions

On CentOS 6 and earlier you will get htop v1.x.x.x

On CentOS 7 you get htop v2.x.x.x

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