Install bpytop on Linux Mint 20 - Complete guide ?

The "bpytop" tool helps in monitoring resource usage in any Linux operating system. Bpytop functions just like "top" and "Htop". This tool is available for various linux distributions and macOS.

Here at Ibmi Media, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related system resources monitoring queries.

In this context, we shall look into a complete procedure of installing the bpytop utility on a Linux Mint 20 system.

Steps to Install bpytop on Linux Mint 20

To install bpytop on Linux Mint 20, you need to perform the steps explained below.

1. Check Python Installation status

To begin, we will check if Python is installed on our Linux Mint 20 system or not since it is a pre-requisite for bpytop installation. We can check it out with the help of the following command:

$ python3 --version

If Python 3 is not installed on your system, simply follow the below procedure:

i. Update the apt cache with the command:

$ sudo apt update

ii. Next, type the command to install the required dependencies that are a prerequisite of Python 3.9:

$ sudo apt install software-properties-common

iii. Next, add the PPA repository:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deadsnakes/ppa

iv. Install Python 3.9 as follows:

$ sudo apt install python3.9

Finally, Press 'y' to continue installing Python 3.9.

2. Install pip3 on your System

Now, the next step is to install pip3 on your Linux system with the following command:

$ sudo apt install python3-pip

3. Install bpytop by using pip3 on your system

Once pip3 is installed on our Linux system, we can install bpytop on it with the command shown below:

$ sudo pip3 install bpytop

This command will install bpytop on our Linux Mint 20 system.

4. Launch bpytop from your System's Terminal

We can also launch it from the Linux terminal simply by running the following command:

$ bpytop

This will display the interface of the bpytop tool.

How to uninstall bpytop from Linux Mint 20 ?

If you wish to remove the bpytop resource monitoring tool from your Linux Mint 20 system, then you just need to run the following command:

$ sudo pip3 uninstall bpytop

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This article covers how to install bpytop tool on a Linux Mint 20 system. In fact, BpyTop is a Linux command-line utility for resource monitoring. It shows usage and stats for processors, memory, disks, network, and processes. With this tool installed on your system, you can use it very efficiently for resource usage monitoring.

To check the version of Python running on your Linux distribution, type:

$ python3 --version

After installing Bpytop, you can start monitoring your Linux system resources by running the command below:

$ bpytop