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Installing iotop in Linux

Background

Frequent Linux users have most likely used top at some point in order to view a process list. A similar program, iotop, monitors disk read, write, swap and I/O for each running process, but is not used as much.

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Steps for Installing iotop in RHEL, CentOS and Fedora Linux

  1. First, make sure to update the Linux kernel to the latest version.
  2. yum update kernel
  3. Then, install the Python modules.
  4. yum install python python-ctypes
  5. Install iotop using the yum package installer by typing the following command:
  6. yum install iotop
  7. Run iotop:
  8. iotop

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