Install bottom Command for System Monitoring on Raspberry Pi

The bottom is a tool that allows to monitor system resources and running processes via command line. This tool shows CPU, RAM, disk, network usage, and more.

This tutorial shows how to install and use bottom command on Raspberry Pi.

Install bottom

Connect to Raspberry Pi via SSH. Download latest tar.gz file from releases page of the bottom repository:

wget -qO bottom.tar.gz https://github.com/ClementTsang/bottom/releases/latest/download/bottom_armv7-unknown-linux-gnueabihf.tar.gz

Extract btm file from tar.gz to /usr/local/bin directory:

sudo tar xf bottom.tar.gz -C /usr/local/bin btm

Now btm command will be available for all users as a system-wide command.

We can check bottom version:

btm --version

The tar.gz file is no longer necessary, remove it:

rm -rf bottom.tar.gz

Testing bottom

We can run bottom by simply executing:

btm
System resources and processes monitoring using bottom on Raspberry Pi

To exit bottom, press CTRL+C.

Uninstall bottom

If you decided to completely remove bottom, run the following command:

sudo rm -rf /usr/local/bin/btm

You can also remove configuration directory:

rm -rf ~/.config/bottom

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *