htop  3.0.2
About: htop is an interactive process viewer for Linux (a "better" top).
  Fossies Dox: htop-3.0.2.tar.gz  ("unofficial" and yet experimental doxygen-generated source code documentation)  

htop Documentation

Some Fossies usage hints in advance:

  1. To see the Doxygen generated documentation please click on one of the items in the steelblue colored "quick index" bar above or use the side panel at the left which displays a hierarchical tree-like index structure and is adjustable in width.
  2. If you want to search for something by keyword rather than browse for it you can use the client side search facility (using Javascript and DHTML) that provides live searching, i.e. the search results are presented and adapted as you type in the Search input field at the top right.
  3. Doxygen doesn't incorporate all member files but just a definable subset (basically the main project source code files that are written in a supported language). So to search and browse all member files you may visit the Fossies
  4. htop-3.0.2.tar.gz contents page and use the Fossies standard member browsing features (also with source code highlighting and additionally with optional code folding).


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htop is a cross-platform interactive process viewer. It requires ncurses.

For more information and details on how to contribute to htop visit

Build instructions

This program is distributed as a standard autotools-based package. For detailed instructions see the INSTALL file, which is created after ./ is run.

When compiling from a release tarball, run:

./configure && make

For compiling sources downloaded from the Git repository, run:

./ && ./configure && make

By default make install will install into /usr/local, for changing the path use ./configure --prefix=/some/path.

See the manual page (man htop) or the on-line help ('F1' or 'h' inside htop) for a list of supported key commands.


GNU General Public License, version 2 (GPL-2.0)