[erlang-questions] [ANN] ntop - A top-like tool for monitoring Erlang nodes

Attila Rajmund Nohl <>
Mon Aug 16 14:26:11 CEST 2010


dtop actually runs in a shell, so there's no need for a GUI. Other
tools in that package need GUI though. I can't compare it to your
tool, because I haven't used it yet.

2010/8/16, Mazen Harake <>:
>   Yeah I was looking around a bit and this is one that I know of but
> still it runs in a GUI environment. The main reason I made entop was
> because I need to monitor a node in the terminal only (and etop was
> annoying me as hell because it scrolls :))
> Let me know which one you think is better and why, maybe I can improve
> entop :)
> /M
> On 16/08/2010 14:34, Attila Rajmund Nohl wrote:
>> 2010/8/15, Mazen Harake<>:
>>>    Hi all,
>>> I've created a top-like tool which shows processes and their information
>>> given an Erlang node. It is like "etop" but without the very annoying
>>> scrolling and it is used the same way as top.
>>> Read more about it here (including a nice screenshot ;)):
>>> Blog:
>>> http://mazenharake.wordpress.com/2010/08/15/announcing-ntop-a-top-like-monitoring-tool-for-erlang-nodes/
>>> GitHub: http://github.com/mazenharake/ntop
>>> Please give me feedback if you have any ideas/suggestions/rants or what
>>> ever if you feel like it!
>> I don't know if you're aware of dtop at
>> http://code.google.com/p/eper/. That is a similar tool.
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