In the midst of listening to weekly Linux Unplugged podcast and searching the catacombs of Github I overheard discussion of a new app to try out. S-TUI is a terminal UI for monitoring your computer.As a linux admin im always looking for ways to find or gather system information. This app allows you to not only gather that information in a cool and visual way, it also allows you to run a stress test on your pc to further test its performance.

##S-TUI is a python terminal app that has some of the coolest looking visuals I have found in a tight night interactive User Interface. It doesn’t slap you in the face with tons of scary and confusing numbers or logs. It requires very minimal dependencies from python which makes it a perfect fit for linux boxes to use without the hassle of installing other python packages. Linux junkies looking to test out the cores of their processors or monitor the power and temperature of their cpu should definitely try it out.

Finding the Fun

The best parts of Linux are finding fun tools but using them to get things done. Here is a list of some some good reasons for using this app.

  • Indie film directors can add this as background noise in a computer hacking scene
  • Linux users who want to impress your friends
  • Linux users who want to find a clean way to check CPU performance through terminal
  • Linux users
  • Linux Admins looking to stress test linux servers for monitoring and testing
  • Developers using Raspberry Pi’s or old PC’s who want to monitor CPU performance

Installation on Ubuntu

The latest stable version of s-tui is available via pip. To install pip on Ubuntu run: sudo apt-get install gcc python-dev python-pip Once pip is installed, install s-tui from pip: (sudo) pip install s-tui

A ppa is available as well (xenial,bionic)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:amanusk/python-s-tui sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install python3-s-tui stress

Other Stress test tools

stress-ng - tool to load and stress a computer

How to use S-tui

For more information on the new app you can start and fork it on Github S-TUI Github Page

To listen in on the LInux Unplugged Podcast you can either search on your favorite podcast platform or click the link below and press play.
Linux Unplugged podcast

Follow me on Twitter to learn more about the tool and chat about troubleshooting if your having trouble using it. @TechGameTeddy

More coming soon

Until Next time…