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10 super-cool Linux hacks you did not know about

Jul 31, 2009, 22:03 (0 Talkback[s])

"7. Combine the power of iostat and vmstat with dstat 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:

"8. Collect, report or save system activity information with sar

"sar is another powerful, versatile system. It is a sort of a jack o' all trades when it comes to monitoring and logging system activity. sar can be very useful for trying to analyze strange system problems where normal logs like boot.msg, messages or secure under /var/log do not yield too much information." sar writes the daily statistics into log files under /var/log/sa.

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