Install iotop on Raspberry Pi

Install iotop on Raspberry Pi

The iotop is a command line tool that allows to monitor I/O usage by each process. This tool displays read and write speeds of a storage device, the percentage of time the process spent waiting for I/O, etc.

This tutorial explains how to install iotop on Raspberry Pi.

Connect to Raspberry Pi via SSH and execute the following commands to update the package lists and install iotop:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install -y iotop

We can check version of iotop:

iotop --version

Now run the iotop command without any arguments to see I/O usage by each process:

sudo iotop
I/O usage monitoring with iotop on Raspberry Pi

Press CTRL+C to exit iotop.

If you want to completely remove iotop, execute the following command:

sudo apt purge --autoremove -y iotop

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