How To Install iotop in Linux


If you’re a regular Linux user, you’ve probably used top before to see a process list. However you may not have used iotop, which is similar in some ways to top, but monitors disk read, write, swap and I/O for each running process.

iotop centos linux

iotop running on CentOS Linux



RHEL, CentOS and Fedora Linux

Before starting, we need to update the Linux kernel to make sure it is the latest version:

yum update kernel

We now need to install the Python modules:

yum install python python-ctypes

Using yum package installer, we’ll install iotop by using the following command:

yum install iotop

To run iotop, simply run:


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