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Linux equivalent of MS Task Manager

Post by MurphCID » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:56 am

I love Task Manager, I really do, on my windows system, I keep it up all the time. On my Linux laptop I fire up HTOP as soon as I boot. Is there something out there that has the same functionality/ease of viewing as Task Manager?

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Re: Linux equivalent of MS Task Manager

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:09 am

if your running linux mint. it is already installed...it is called "system monitor" if your running another linux distro other than mint and may not be installed already...in that case you can install it using either the software manager by looking for gnome-system-monitor or use the terminal to install it for you by coping and pasting the code provided below...DAMIEN

Install System Monitor

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sudo apt install gnome-system-monitor
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Re: Linux equivalent of MS Task Manager

Post by gm10 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:19 am

MurphCID wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:56 am
I love Task Manager, I really do, on my windows system, I keep it up all the time. On my Linux laptop I fire up HTOP as soon as I boot. Is there something out there that has the same functionality/ease of viewing as Task Manager?
As Damien said, it's called System Monitor in your Mint menu. You may prefer xfce4-taskmanager.

But on a related note, I believe you would love conky for monitoring.

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Re: Linux equivalent of MS Task Manager

Post by snowflake » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:39 am

Hi
MurphCID wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:56 am
I love Task Manager, I really do, on my windows system, I keep it up all the time. On my Linux laptop I fire up HTOP as soon as I boot. Is there something out there that has the same functionality/ease of viewing as Task Manager?
I love Task Manager too, I've tried em all at some point, for monitoring i found that using conky is the best way especially when it comes to cpu usage, & it makes the desktop look awesome,
for looking up details, killing process when I don’t feel like using a Terminal I use Lxtask which is derived from xfce4-taskmanager

so nothing to add really, I think you should use conky & xfce4-taskmanager as gm 10 recommended. just that i can't stress enough how important it is to at-least try to use conky for monitoring, it'l change your life

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Re: Linux equivalent of MS Task Manager

Post by rene » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:55 am

snowflake wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:39 am
just that i can't stress enough how important it is to at-least try to use conky for monitoring, it'l change your life
I am so tempted to comment " ... on the premise that you have no life to start with, of course."

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Re: Linux equivalent of MS Task Manager

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:23 am

hmmm...lets see, marriage, children, deaths in the family, retirement, my heart attack and several strokes...yep, those are life changers...a piece of software?...i think not!!!...sounds like a TV commercial advertisement...DAMIEN
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Re: Linux equivalent of MS Task Manager

Post by trytip » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:36 am

if you use linux you have no life, period 🤣😀😂 all the cool kids have iThings . System Monitor aka gnome-system-monitor is what i use if i need to see some process properties for any other queries i use xfce4-taskmanager.
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Re: Linux equivalent of MS Task Manager

Post by rene » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:55 am

trytip wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:36 am
if you use linux you have no life, period 🤣😀😂
Fair enough, fair enough, fair enough...

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Re: Linux equivalent of MS Task Manager

Post by trytip » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:03 am

you wanna get technical with a net system monitor? https://github.com/firehol/netdata
install with:

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bash <(curl -Ss https://my-netdata.io/kickstart-static64.sh)
then run with http://localhost:19999 type the address in any browser
ps: if you block cookies by default. allow cookies for http://localhost:19999
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NOTES: netdata.service will run auto startup to stop or disable:
systemctl stop netdata.service <<< stop the netdata service
systemctl disable netdata.service <<< disable the netdata service at startup
systemctl start netdata.service <<< start the netdata service to browse
UNINSTALL netdata was installed with kickstart-static64.sh package
Stop netdata with one of the following:

service netdata stop (non-systemd systems)
systemctl stop netdata (systemd systems)
Disable running netdata at startup, with one of the following (based on your distro):

rc-update del netdata
update-rc.d netdata disable
chkconfig netdata off
systemctl disable netdata
Delete the netdata files:

rm -rf /opt/netdata
groupdel netdata
userdel netdata
rm /etc/logrotate.d/netdata
rm /etc/systemd/system/netdata.service or rm /etc/init.d/netdata, depending on the distro.
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Re: Linux equivalent of MS Task Manager

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:11 am

using localhost address through browser in order to use curl is a security issue as you expose the inner runnings of your system over the web that is not at least https connection etc...DAMIEN
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Re: Linux equivalent of MS Task Manager

Post by rene » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:27 am

DAMIEN1307 wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:11 am
using localhost address through browser in order to use curl is a security issue as you expose the inner runnings of your system over the web that is not at least https connection etc..
That makes no sense I'm afraid. The only thing your browser communicates with is with the HTTP server running on your local machine only as part of that "netdata" program.

Now, of course, you may decide to not trust "netdata" or its installer itself (i.e., I aborted checking when I saw something that I didn't personally look at request my password so as to be installed) but that's not anything to do with browsers or localhosts; "netdata" could display results itself rather than through a browser and it would be equally secure or insecure.

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Re: Linux equivalent of MS Task Manager

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:30 am

report from my browser when attempting is as follows...all was blocked due to my security settings...DAMIEN

http://localhost:19999
Location
Camera
Microphone
Notifications
JavaScript
Flash
Images
Pop-ups and redirects
Ads
Block if site tends to show intrusive ads

Background sync
Sound
Automatic downloads
MIDI devices
USB devices
Unsandboxed plugin access
Clipboard
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Re: Linux equivalent of MS Task Manager

Post by rene » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:34 am

As said, feel free to not trust "netdata" itself, but once installed it would be a heck of a lot easier for it to be bad directly than trick your browser into badness. The "http://localhost:19999" part is not involved in any security issue here.

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Re: Linux equivalent of MS Task Manager

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:36 am

i do have a propensity to always err on the side of caution at all times...lol...DAMIEN
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Re: Linux equivalent of MS Task Manager

Post by rene » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:39 am

Not so sure about that. It appears you handed over your password and installed a what is to you presumedly unknown binary blob. If I were you, I'd panic at this point... :lol:

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Re: Linux equivalent of MS Task Manager

Post by gm10 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:42 am

rene wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:39 am
Not so sure about that. It appears you handed over your password and installed a what is to you presumedly unknown binary blob. If I were you, I'd panic at this point... :lol:
This. As soon as you give root privileges to any process you sign control over your system away. The time to worry was before doing that. Afterwards it's time to wipe the virtual machine that you hopefully did this in (right?!) and start fresh. :P

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Re: Linux equivalent of MS Task Manager

Post by rene » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:02 pm

By the way, so as to avoid giving you or anyone else reading this thread an undeserved bad idea about "netdata" specifically: looks perfectly legit; https://github.com/firehol/netdata. That is, you needn't be worried a in practical sense -- even though the theoretical sense of installing random applications from the internet might be the epitaph of worry...

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Re: Linux equivalent of MS Task Manager

Post by trytip » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:14 pm

i added UNINSTALL and edit the comment if anyone is creepy and scared and think my post will infect your internets. i use my systemd manager to disable service and can run it only when i want
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Re: Linux equivalent of MS Task Manager

Post by thx-1138 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:21 pm

...seems to me we have 2 birds down with one shot here...

1) we found the Linux equivalent of...taskmgr.exe (as it was requested in the first place)...and, furthermore,
2) we've also quite likely have identified / got a positive match of what is the Linux equivalent of... naked_pics.exe...

(bang!) :wink:

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Re: Linux equivalent of MS Task Manager

Post by MurphCID » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:34 pm

Thanks all. I just can’t seem to get conky running right, it is me not Conky. I might try the xfce task manager. I am running mint 19 right now.

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