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Glances - An eye on your system

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Glances is a cross-platform curses-based monitoring tool written in Python.

It uses the psutil library to get information from your system.

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Requirements

  • python >= 2.6 (tested with version 2.6, 2.7, 3.2, 3.3)
  • psutil >= 0.5.1 (recommended version >= 2.0)
  • setuptools

Optional dependencies:

  • jinja2 (for HTML output)
  • pysensors (for HW monitoring support) [Linux-only]
  • hddtemp (for HDD temperature monitoring support)
  • batinfo (for battery monitoring support) [Linux-only]

Installation

PyPI: The simple way

Glances is on PyPI. To install, simply use pip:

pip install Glances

To upgrade Glances to the latest version:

pip install --upgrade Glances

Linux

At the moment, packages exist for the following distributions:

  • Arch Linux
  • Debian (Testing/Sid)
  • Fedora/CentOS/RHEL
  • Gentoo
  • Ubuntu (13.04+)
  • Void Linux

So you should be able to install it using your favorite package manager.

FreeBSD

To install the binary package:

# pkg_add -r py27-glances

Using pkgng:

# pkg install py27-glances

To install Glances from ports:

# cd /usr/ports/sysutils/py-glances/
# make install clean

OS X

OS X users can also install Glances using Homebrew or MacPorts.

Homebrew

$ brew install python
$ pip install Glances

MacPorts

$ sudo port install glances

Windows

Glances proposes a Windows client based on the colorconsole Python library. Glances version < 1.7.2 only works in server mode.

Thanks to Nicolas Bourges, a Windows installer is available:

Otherwise, you have to follow these steps:

Source

To install Glances from source:

$ curl -L https://github.com/nicolargo/glances/archive/vX.X.tar.gz -o glances-X.X.tar.gz
$ tar -zxvf glances-*.tar.gz
$ cd glances-*
# python setup.py install

Note: Python headers are required to install psutil. For example, you need to install first:

  • On Debian/Ubuntu, the python-dev package
  • On CentOS/Fedora, the python-devel package (from the EPEL repository)
  • On openSUSE/SLES/SLED, the python-devel package (from Oss repository)

Puppet

You can install Glances using Puppet: https://github.com/rverchere/puppet-glances

Usage

Just run:

$ glances

and RTFM, always.

Documentation

For complete documentation see glances-doc.

Author

Nicolas Hennion (@nicolargo) <nicolas@nicolargo.com>

License

LGPL. See COPYING for more details.

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