cpustat periodically reports the current CPU utilization of running tasks and can optionally report per CPU and per task utilization statistics at the end of a run. cpustat has been designed and optimized to use a minimal amount of CPU cycles to monitor a system hence it is a light weight alternative to traditional process monitoring tools such as top.
For versions of Ubuntu between 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), as well as Ubuntu flavours that don’t include snap by default, snap can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre by searching for snapd.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.
To install cpustat, simply use the following command: