Posted by chantra on June 10th, 2006
saidar is a curses-based tool using libstatgrab library in order to gather information about your system state.
Among the displayed information, you will find networking interfaces state, mount points disk usage, disk read/write access, memory and swap usage as well as cpu and processes information.
saidar has been developped by the i-scream group, which also developped the libstatgrab library, in order to easily access information about your computer.
saidar is included in ubuntu dapper repository, therefore installation is quite simple:
$sudo apt-get install saidar
Now that saidar is installed, you simply have to launch it from a terminal (console) by typing:
In this case, there is two network interfaces (eth0, eth1), two disks (hda and sda) and 8 mounted partitions.
saidar is a top like software which give you a pretty handy overview of your system.
Moreover, libstatgrab offers developpers an easy to use and powerfull library to watch the health of your system.