How to Monitor and View System Statistics with Saidar – Install Saidar on Ubuntu

Saidar is a free and open source command-line system statistics viewer for Linux. It is a a curses-based application to view your linux system information. It is based on libstatgrab and you can use Saidar as a real time system monitoring tool in your system. You can check CPU, processes, load, memory, swap, network I/O, disk I/O, and file system information using this tool. It is a simple and easy to use tool.

Install Saidar on Ubuntu

Saidar is available via Ubuntu repositories for Ubuntu Linux system. Open your terminal software and run below commands to install it. To open terminal press ctrl+alt+t together.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install saidar

If needed enter your Ubuntu user password during the installation. After the successful installation of Saidar run this command to open it.


If you want to see the system information in color then run this command. This will show the details in color in your terminal.

saidar -c

You can also change the system info refresh interval by using below command.

saidar -c -d 1

By default the refresh interval is 3 seconds. For the complete usage details run this command in terminal.

saidar -h
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