Install bottom Command for System Monitoring on Ubuntu 20.04

The bottom is a command line tool for monitoring system resources and running processes. This tool displays CPU, RAM, disk, network usage, and more.

This tutorial explains how to install and use bottom command on Ubuntu 20.04.

Install bottom

Retrieve the latest version tag of bottom release and assign it to variable.

BOTTOM_VERSION=$(curl -s "https://api.github.com/repos/ClementTsang/bottom/releases/latest" | grep -Po '"tag_name": "\K[0-9.]+')

Run the following command to download Debian package (.deb) from releases page of the bottom repository:

curl -Lo bottom.deb "https://github.com/ClementTsang/bottom/releases/latest/download/bottom_${BOTTOM_VERSION}_amd64.deb"

Install bottom:

sudo apt install -y ./bottom.deb

Once installation is completed, we can check bottom version:

btm --version

The .deb is no longer needed, remove it:

rm -rf bottom.deb

Testing bottom

We can run bottom by simply executing:

btm
System resources and processes monitoring using bottom on Ubuntu

Press CTRL+C to exit bottom.

Uninstall bottom

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

sudo apt purge --autoremove -y bottom

You can also remove configuration directory:

rm -rf ~/.config/bottom

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