I installed an nginx server on Windows, then ran it and tested it by accessing it on the local host. However I want to see more details which I can see on a Linux environment when running the htop command (which gives details on the no. of worker processes running on the nginx server).

Does such command also exists on Windows?

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Microsoft Sysinternals Suite can do what you need, as quite easily found via the search engine of your choice.

Specifically Process Explorer

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    procexp doesn't have a cli viewer does it? May 23, 2018 at 14:49
  • Not that I'm aware of. But have a look at this page
    – Lenniey
    May 23, 2018 at 14:55
  • The diagram writes top CPU user process, just what I needed.
    – inf3rno
    Jan 25, 2021 at 9:18
  • I remember sysinternals from before they were owned by Microsoft and it was just a labor of love for their developer who built them and gave them all away free. They're great tools. Mar 1 at 23:52

You can try htop-alternative for windows - NTop https://github.com/Nuke928/NTop


Everything is built into Windows. Just go to task manager and click the different tabs. Especially the details tab to see processes etc.

You can also simply type "Get-Process" into PowerShell.

Here is more detail: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee176855.aspx

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    Be aware that some shops run non-gui.
    – mckenzm
    May 22, 2020 at 4:22

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