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Combine the power of iostat and vmstat with dstat

Posted by madhavkobal on 20/08/2009

dstat aims to replace vmstat, iostat and ifstat combined. It also offers exporting data into .csv files that can then be analyzed using spreadsheet software.

dstat uses a pleasant color output in the terminal:

Terminal

Plus you can make really nice graphs. The spike in the graph comes from opening the Firefox browser, for instance.

CSV

Graph

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