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📅 2015-Jun-24 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ disk, iotop, top ⬩ 📚 Archive


As its name indicates, IOTop is a Top-like utility but for disk IO. It shows a constantly updating list of processes, sorted by the amount of disk IO (read or write) they are performing. I find it extremely useful to find out quickly which process is causing the disk to grind noisily 😊

$ sudo apt install iotop
$ sudo iotop
$ sudo iotop -o

Tried with: IOTop 0.6 and Ubuntu 14.04