Steps to Setup Whowatch for Monitor Linux Users and Processes in Real Time on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

WhoWatch (whowatch) is a free & open source Linux user & process monitoring tool. It is a simple, easy-to-use interactive command line program. It shows the information about users who is logged on to system & what they are doing.

It provides the information about the total number of users on the system and number of users per connection using ssh, telnet, ssh and local) & system uptime information.

There are few steps to monitor Linux users & processes in ubuntu:

Step 1: Update the System.

apt-get update

Step 2: Install the WhoWatch on System.

apt-get install whowatch

Step 3: Whowatch Syntax & Commands.

  • Run the Simple command:

whowatch

  • Here is the command output.
  • We can easily view a particuler user details.

  • Press d key,to list the user information.
  • Here is the output.

  • Press Enter, to display a users process tree.
  • Here is the output.

  • Press t,to display all Linux user processes tree.
  • Here is the output.

  • Press s,to display linux system information.
  • Here is the output.

  • To list all the available option in whowatch.

man whowatch

  • Here is the command output.

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