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As (yet another) process/system visualization and management application, bottom supports the typical features:
Graphical visualization widgets for:
- CPU usage over time, at an average and per-core level
- RAM and swap usage over time
- Network I/O usage over time
with support for zooming in/out the current time interval displayed.
Widgets for displaying info about:
A process widget for displaying, sorting, and searching info about processes, as well as support for:
- Kill signals
- Tree mode
Cross-platform support for Linux, macOS, and Windows, with more planned in the future.
Customizable behaviour that can be controlled with command-line flags or a config file, such as:
- Custom and pre-built colour themes
- Changing the default behaviour of some widgets
- Changing the layout of widgets
- Filtering out entries in disk and temperature widgets
Some other nice stuff, like:
You can find more details in the documentation.
bottom officially supports the following operating systems and corresponding architectures:
- macOS (
- Linux (
- Windows (
These platforms are tested to work for the most part and issues on these platforms will be fixed if possible. Furthermore, binaries are expected to be built and tested using the most recent version of stable Rust.
For more details on supported platforms and known problems, check out the documentation.
bottom may work on a number of platforms that aren't officially supported - these platforms may not be properly tested by maintainers prior to a stable release, or may receive more limited support, or missing features/problems that may not be fixed. Some of these may eventually be officially supported (e.g., FreeBSD, M1 macOS devices).
A non-comprehensive list of some currently unofficially supported platforms that may compile/work include:
- FreeBSD on
x86_64(only on master branch/nightly build for now)
- Linux on
- macOS on
For more details on unsupported platforms and known problems, check out the documentation.
Installation via cargo is done by installing the
# If required, update Rust on the stable channel rustup update stable cargo install bottom --locked # Alternatively, --locked may be omitted if you wish to not used locked dependencies: cargo install bottom
There is an official package that can be installed with
sudo pacman -Syu bottom
curl -LO https://github.com/ClementTsang/bottom/releases/download/0.6.8/bottom_0.6.8_amd64.deb sudo dpkg -i bottom_0.6.8_amd64.deb
bottom is available as a snap:
sudo snap install bottom # To allow the program to run as intended sudo snap connect bottom:mount-observe sudo snap connect bottom:hardware-observe sudo snap connect bottom:system-observe sudo snap connect bottom:process-control
Available in COPR:
sudo dnf copr enable atim/bottom -y sudo dnf install bottom
sudo eselect repository enable guru sudo emerge --sync guru echo "sys-process/bottom" | sudo tee /etc/portage/package.accept_keywords/10-guru sudo emerge sys-process/bottom::guru
sudo eselect repository enable dm9pZCAq sudo emerge --sync dm9pZCAq sudo emerge sys-process/bottom::dm9pZCAq
nix-env -i bottom
sudo eopkg it bottom
brew install bottom
sudo port selfupdate sudo port install bottom
scoop install bottom
Choco package located here. Since validation of the package takes time, it may take a while to become available after a release.
choco install bottom # The version number may be required for newer releases during the approval process: choco install bottom --version=0.6.8
You can find the packages here:
winget install bottom # Alternatively winget install Clement.bottom
You can also manually do the same thing by going to the latest release
and installing via the
You can uninstall via Control Panel, Options, or
winget --uninstall bottom.
There are a few ways to go about doing this manually. Note that you probably want to do so using the most recent version of stable Rust, which is how the binaries are built:
# If required, update Rust on the stable channel first rustup update stable # Option 1 - Download from releases and install curl -LO https://github.com/ClementTsang/bottom/archive/0.6.8.tar.gz tar -xzvf 0.6.8.tar.gz cargo install --path . # Option 2 - Clone from master and install manually git clone https://github.com/ClementTsang/bottom cd bottom cargo install --path . # Option 3 - Clone and install directly from the repo all via Cargo cargo install --git https://github.com/ClementTsang/bottom
You can also try to use the generated release binaries and manually install on your system:
- Latest stable release, generated off of the release branch
- Latest nightly release, generated daily off of the master branch at 00:00 UTC
The release binaries are packaged with shell auto-completion files for bash, fish, zsh, and Powershell. To install them:
- For bash, move
$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/bash_completion or /etc/bash_completion.d/.
- For fish, move
- For zsh, move
_btmto one of your
- For PowerShell, add
. _btm.ps1to your PowerShell profile.
You can run bottom using
- For help on flags, use
btm -hfor a quick overview or
btm --helpfor more details.
- For info on key and mouse bindings, press
?inside bottom or refer to the documentation.
You can find more information on usage in the documentation.
bottom accepts a number of command-line arguments to change the behaviour of the application as desired. Additionally, bottom will automatically generate a configuration file on the first launch, which one can change as appropriate.
More details on configuration can be found in the documentation.
Whether it's reporting bugs, suggesting features, maintaining packages, or submitting a PR, contribution is always welcome! Please read CONTRIBUTING.md for details on how to contribute to bottom.
Thanks to all contributors:
This application was written with many, many libraries, and built on the work of many talented people. This application would be impossible without their work. I used to thank them all individually but the list got too large...
And of course, another round of thanks to all contributors and package maintainers!