Paul Sutton


Privacy tools list

A discussion on Mastodon on Sunday, resulted in being directed to this excellent list of privacy tools, There is a lot to go through here so if you are looking for alternatives to proprietary solutions this is very worth checking out.




top and htop process viewing and management

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When using a GNU Linux system it is really useful to be able to manage what running process are doing, this could be simply seeing what system resources are being used, or stopping processes from running, to changing how they run with tools such as nice / renice.

The console / terminal top, gives you a view of all the running processes and allows you to control these processes easily.




If you would like a slightly different tool that allows you to move up / down the process list, you may want to loop at htop. This seems to offer the same functionality as top. Top is probably better for running so you can keep an eye on what things are doing.



These tools offer the sort of functionality that is achieved by commands such as :

  • ps
  • nice
  • renice
  • kill
  • killall

But you need to look these up and read up about them on on the man page(s).




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