I'd like to get an overview of resource usage of one particular process running on a ubuntu server. Can anyone tell me how I'd go about doing that.



also try htop, you'll have to apt-get install htop , but i like it! alt text
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    htop is very nice; you can run strace or lsof on a process within htop by highlighting the process and typing 's' or 'l' respectively. – gareth_bowles Mar 22 '10 at 14:43
  • I didn't know that ,you get +1 for coolness. – The Unix Janitor Mar 22 '10 at 18:30
  • Is there a tool which persist this data periodically and displays graphs to understand the resource usage over time? – Amit May 6 '13 at 4:44

You can run top and filter on the process or user running the process.

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