Glances is a free (LGPL) cross-platform curses-based monitoring tool,
which aims to present a maximum of information in a minimum of space
and ideally fits in a classical 80x24 terminal, or larger for additional
Glances can adapt dynamically the displayed information depending on
the terminal size. It can also work in a client/server mode for remote
This tool is written in Python and uses the psutil library to fetch the
statistical values from key elements, like CPU, load average, memory,
network, disks, file systems, processes, etc.
Optional dependencies are hddtemp (for HHD temperature monitoring support)
and python3. Others not available on SBo are bottle (for Web server mode),
py3sensors (for HW monitoring support) and batinfo (for battery monitoring
NOTE: when launching Glances in a terminal with a bright background, the
option '--theme-white' is recommended.
Maintained by: Philip Lacroix
Keywords: system monitor,remote,python,curses
(the SlackBuild does not include the source)