cpubars: More processors equals more fun

This is kind of a pointless screenshot for cpubars, given what it’s intended for:

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If I had two cores, or maybe four, or maybe 16, or one of these, cpubars might really put on a show. As it is, my lowly non-hyperthreading P4 will only animate one row of CPU stress bars. More’s the pity.😦

The home page says cpubars is intended for multicore machines accessed over ssh, and I do believe that cpubars could do just that. It wisely sticks to block characters and simple colors, which should cause minimal stress while offering a still-pleasing display.

After all, what good is a CPU monitor that puts the CPU to task while running?πŸ˜›

Aside from that, I don’t know there’s much to say about cpubars. The binary is 23K. There’s an option to set the refresh delay. I think that’s it.

Good enough — color, animation, low profile and a straightforward design. Huzzah, I say.πŸ™‚

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