How To Install BpyTOP on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install BpyTOP on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install BpyTOP on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Bpytop is a terminal-based resource monitor that shows various device resources in an effective and visually appealing manner. It has a game-inspired theme. Bashtop users can expect similar features in bpytop since bpytop is ported from bashtop and completely written in Python.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the BpyTOP resource monitor on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint or elementary OS.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install BpyTOP on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Python.

Run the following command to install a python package manager pip:

sudo apt install python3-pip

To check the version of python running: python3 --version
Python 3.8.5

Step 3. Installing BpyTOP on Ubuntu 20.04.

Now we run the following command below to install BpyTOP:

pip3 install bpytop

Another method, you can install BpyTOP using Snap packages:

sudo snap install bpytop

Step 3. Accessing BpyTOP on Ubuntu

Once successfully installed, you are now good to launch the application. Launch BpyTOP by running “bpytop” in the terminal.

Install BpyTOP on Ubuntu 20.04

Congratulations! You have successfully installed BpyTOP. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the BpyTOP resource monitor on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official BpyTOP website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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