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Linux Pocket Guide, 2nd Edition by Daniel J. Barrett

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xload — stdin  stdout  - file  -- opt  --help  --version

Synopsis

xload

xload is a very simple monitoring tool that graphs processor load (Y axis) over time (X axis). If your computer has multiple processors or cores, xload does not provide separate views, and you’ll probably prefer a more powerful tool like gnome-system-monitor.

Useful options

-update N

Update the display every N seconds (default 10).

-scale N

Divide the Y axis into N sections (default 1). xload may add more divisions as the load goes up; N is the minimum visible at any time.

-hl color

Use this color for the scale divider lines.

-label X

Print the text X above the graph (default = your hostname).

-nolabel

Don’t print any text label above the graph.

-jumpscroll N

When the graph reaches the right margin, scroll N pixels to the left and keep drawing (default is half the window width).

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