Command Reference

Command-Line Options

-h, --help

show this help message and exit

-V, --version

show program’s version number and exit

-d, --debug

enable debug mode

-C CONF_FILE, --config CONF_FILE

path to the configuration file

--modules-list

display modules (plugins & exports) list and exit

--disable-plugin PLUGIN

disable PLUGIN (comma separated list)

--enable-plugin PLUGIN

enable PLUGIN (comma separated list)

--stdout PLUGINS_STATS

display stats to stdout (comma separated list of plugins/plugins.attribute)

--export EXPORT

enable EXPORT module (comma separated list)

--export-csv-file EXPORT_CSV_FILE

file path for CSV exporter

--export-json-file EXPORT_JSON_FILE

file path for JSON exporter

--disable-process

disable process module (reduce Glances CPU consumption)

--disable-webui

disable the Web UI (only the RESTful API will respond)

--light, --enable-light

light mode for Curses UI (disable all but top menu)

-0, --disable-irix

task’s CPU usage will be divided by the total number of CPUs

-1, --percpu

start Glances in per CPU mode

-2, --disable-left-sidebar

disable network, disk I/O, FS and sensors modules

-3, --disable-quicklook

disable quick look module

-4, --full-quicklook

disable all but quick look and load

-5, --disable-top

disable top menu (QuickLook, CPU, MEM, SWAP and LOAD)

-6, --meangpu

start Glances in mean GPU mode

--enable-history

enable the history mode

--disable-bold

disable bold mode in the terminal

--disable-bg

disable background colors in the terminal

--enable-process-extended

enable extended stats on top process

-c CLIENT, --client CLIENT

connect to a Glances server by IPv4/IPv6 address, hostname or hostname:port

-s, --server

run Glances in server mode

--browser

start the client browser (list of servers)

--disable-autodiscover

disable autodiscover feature

-p PORT, --port PORT

define the client/server TCP port [default: 61209]

-B BIND_ADDRESS, --bind BIND_ADDRESS

bind server to the given IPv4/IPv6 address or hostname

--username

define a client/server username

--password

define a client/server password

--snmp-community SNMP_COMMUNITY

SNMP community

--snmp-port SNMP_PORT

SNMP port

--snmp-version SNMP_VERSION

SNMP version (1, 2c or 3)

--snmp-user SNMP_USER

SNMP username (only for SNMPv3)

--snmp-auth SNMP_AUTH

SNMP authentication key (only for SNMPv3)

--snmp-force

force SNMP mode

-t TIME, --time TIME

set refresh time in seconds [default: 3 sec]

-w, --webserver

run Glances in web server mode (bottle lib needed)

--cached-time CACHED_TIME

set the server cache time [default: 1 sec]

open-web-browser

try to open the Web UI in the default Web browser

-q, --quiet

do not display the curses interface

-f PROCESS_FILTER, --process-filter PROCESS_FILTER

set the process filter pattern (regular expression)

--process-short-name

force short name for processes name

--hide-kernel-threads

hide kernel threads in process list (not available on Windows)

-b, --byte

display network rate in byte per second

--diskio-show-ramfs

show RAM FS in the DiskIO plugin

--diskio-iops

show I/O per second in the DiskIO plugin

--fahrenheit

display temperature in Fahrenheit (default is Celsius)

--fs-free-space

display FS free space instead of used

--theme-white

optimize display colors for white background

--disable-check-update

disable online Glances version ckeck

Interactive Commands

The following commands (key pressed) are supported while in Glances:

ENTER

Set the process filter

Note

On macOS please use CTRL-H to delete filter.

Filter is a regular expression pattern:

  • gnome: matches all processes starting with the gnome string
  • .*gnome.*: matches all processes containing the gnome string
a

Sort process list automatically

  • If CPU >70%, sort processes by CPU usage
  • If MEM >70%, sort processes by MEM usage
  • If CPU iowait >60%, sort processes by I/O read and write
A
Enable/disable Application Monitoring Process
b
Switch between bit/s or Byte/s for network I/O
B
View disk I/O counters per second
c
Sort processes by CPU usage
C
Enable/disable cloud stats
d
Show/hide disk I/O stats
D
Enable/disable Docker stats
e
Enable/disable top extended stats
E
Erase current process filter
f
Show/hide file system and folder monitoring stats
F
Switch between file system used and free space
g
Generate graphs for current history
G
Enable/disable GPU stats
h
Show/hide the help screen
i
Sort processes by I/O rate
I
Show/hide IP module
+
Increase selected process nice level / Lower the priority (need right) - Only in standalone mode.
-
Decrease selected process nice level / Higher the priority (need right) - Only in standalone mode.
k
Kill selected process (need right) - Only in standalone mode.
K
Show/hide TCP connections
l
Show/hide log messages
m
Sort processes by MEM usage
M
Reset processes summary min/max
n
Show/hide network stats
N
Show/hide current time
p
Sort processes by name
P
Enable/Disable ports stats
q|ESC|CTRL-C
Quit the current Glances session
Q
Show/hide IRQ module
r
Reset history
R
Show/hide RAID plugin
s
Show/hide sensors stats
S
Enable/disable spark lines
t
Sort process by CPU times (TIME+)
T
View network I/O as combination
u
Sort processes by USER
U
View cumulative network I/O
w
Delete finished warning log messages
W
Show/hide Wifi module
x
Delete finished warning and critical log messages
z
Show/hide processes stats
0

Enable/disable Irix/Solaris mode

Task’s CPU usage will be divided by the total number of CPUs

1
Switch between global CPU and per-CPU stats
2
Enable/disable left sidebar
3
Enable/disable the quick look module
4
Enable/disable all but quick look and load module
5
Enable/disable top menu (QuickLook, CPU, MEM, SWAP and LOAD)
6
Enable/disable mean GPU mode
9
Switch UI theme between black and white
/
Switch between process command line or command name
F5
Refresh stats in curses user interface
LEFT
Navigation leff through process sort
RIGHT
Navigation right through process sort
UP
Up in the processes list
DOWN
Down in the processes list

In the Glances client browser (accessible through the --browser command line argument):

ENTER
Run the selected server
UP
Up in the servers list
DOWN
Down in the servers list
q|ESC
Quit Glances