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How to install htop – Mac OS Sierra / El Capitan / Yosemite / Mavericks

htop is an interactive processor viewer for Unix based systems. With the release of version 2.0 it went cross-platform. This tool is great to get a detailed view of which service is taxing the CPU as well as get memory stats.

To install htop on Mac OS Sierra / El Capitan / Yosemite or Mavericks open the terminal and issue the following commands:

Install Homebrew

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL" < /dev/null 2> /dev/null

Install htop

brew install htop-osx

That’s it, htop should be successfully installed on your Mac. To run it, open a terminal window and issue the following:


You should be greeted by CPU / RAM and process stats.