Qps - Visual Process Manager

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(screenshot of qps in linear and tree mode)

Qps is a visual process manager, an X11 version of "top" or "ps" that displays processes in a window and lets you sort and manipulate them.

Qps can

Qps runs on Linux and Solaris.


Get the latest version (1.9.7), or read the README file. You can also browse the changes since previous versions.

Various people have kindly provided these packages, for easier installation:
RPM source 1.9.7 Tuan Hoang Made with RPM v4.0.3
RPM i386, RedHat 7.x 1.9.7 Tuan Hoang Made with RPM v4.0.3
RPM i386, RedHat 6.2 1.9.7 Tuan Hoang Made with RPM v4.0.2
binary (.tar.Z) Sparc Solaris 2.6+ 1.9.7 Ross Campbell statically linked, Qt not required
RPM i586 1.9.5 Paolo Saggese
RPM PPC 1.8.1 Jonathan Singer
The Linux binaries require glibc (libc6) and do not include MOSIX support (for this you have to compile from source).

The ancient version for Solaris 2.5 is here. It must be run as root. For Solaris 2.6 or later, the main sources should work, and no root privileges are required.
If you are using the window manager fvwm, then this patch (applies to fvwm 2.2) will remove the need for fvwm to destroy and re-create the qps icon when it changes (less flicker).



of this trivial utility is Mattias Engdegård (f91-men at nada dot kth dot se).

Related things

Mario Weilguni adapted (an older version of) qps to the KDE environment. It is called kpm and is available in some KDE distributions.