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How To Install Htop on Rocky Linux 9

Install Htop on Rocky Linux 9

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Htop on Rocky Linux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, Htop is an interactive process manager and viewer for system monitoring. It is just like the default top command with an additional set of options and a better display on the monitor. Htop displays a frequently updated list of the processes currently executing on a computer, usually in the order of CPU consumption.

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 Htop interactive process viewer on Rocky Linux. 9.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Rocky Linux 9.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • 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 Htop on Rocky Linux 9

Step 1. The first step is to update your system to the latest version of the package list. To do so, run the following commands:

sudo dnf check-update
sudo dnf install dnf-utils
sudo dnf install epel-release

Step 2. Installing Htop on Rocky Linux 9.

By default, Htop is not available on Rocky Linux 9 base repository. Now run the following command below to install the latest stable version of the Htop using the following command below:

sudo dnf install htop

Verify the version of Htop installed:

htop --version

Step 3. Accessing Htop on Rocky Linux 9.

Once the installation is completed, we can run it on your terminal to start monitoring various processes using the following command:


Install Htop on Rocky Linux 9

Step 4. Htop Keyboard Shorts.

 Here are some key shortcuts to use:

Keys Function
← , ↑ , → , ↓ Scroll through the process list
⇧ + U Remove all tags
. or , Incremental search for the PID
F1 , ? , H Show help
U Show processes of a user
F2 , ⇧ + S Open setup and change settings
⇧ + H Show/hide user  threads
F3, ⇧ + / Incremental process name search
⇧ + K Show/hide kernel threads
F4, \ Filter by name
⇧ + F. Pin the cursor to a process
F5 , T Activate / deactivate tree view
+ , – Expand/collapse the tree
F6, > Select the column to sort
⇧ + P Sort processes by CPU usage
F7 Decrease Nice value
⇧ + M Sort processes by memory usage
F8 Increase Nice value
⇧ + T Sort processes by the time
F9, K End the process or processes of a day
L Open files with lsof open
F10 , Q , Ctrl + C break up
S System calls to stracetrace
Space bar Tag process
⇧ + L Track library ltracecalls
I I / O control

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Htop. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Htop system monitoring on your Rocky Linux 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Htop 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 idroot.us, 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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