htop is an enhanced version of top, the interactive process viewer,
which can display the list of processes in a tree form.
Comparison between ‘htop’ and ‘top’
* In ‘htop’ you can scroll the list vertically and horizontally
to see all processes and full command lines.
* In ‘top’ you are subject to a delay for each unassigned
key you press (especially annoying when multi-key escape
sequences are triggered by accident).
* ‘htop’ starts faster (‘top’ seems to collect data for a while
before displaying anything).
* In ‘htop’ you don’t need to type the process number to
kill a process, in ‘top’ you do.
* In ‘htop’ you don’t need to type the process number or
the priority value to renice a process, in ‘top’ you do.
* In ‘htop’ you can kill multiple processes at once.
* ‘top’ is older, hence, more tested.