Linux monitoring software.

Discussion in 'Linux Beginners' started by OlishaDoocon, Oct 8, 2020.

  1. OlishaDoocon

    OlishaDoocon New Member

    Kindly move to the right thread, just in case I missed it.
    Hello, I'm looking for software that can detect used or unused programs on Linux.
  2. nhybgtvfr

    nhybgtvfr Active Member

    apt list --installed
    dpkg -l

    you can list everything that's installed ( apart from manually compiled/installed software)
    as for whether it's used or not. nope. probably the nearest you'll get is to look at the last accessed or last modified date/time for the file. but even if it says accessed/modified this morning that guarantees nothing, could be something you don't use, that was installed by default, and was updated by apt.

    if you're trying to see what's actually running/in use right now. ps, top, htop....
    for general server monitoring, monit, munin, nagios, icinga...
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  3. ahrasis

    ahrasis Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    I'd like to know what you wish to do with such info because in my experience people asking this question wishes to minimize their hdd usages but what you installed is normally what you have. However, if you wish to detect "a virus" then anti-virus (or malware, ransomware etc) software is what you want running.

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