Guidance on writing a top-like console

alex23 wuwei23 at
Sat Feb 28 04:17:23 CET 2009

On Feb 28, 8:08 am, ntwrkd <ntw... at> wrote:
> I am interested in writing an application that functions like a Unix
> or Linux top in the way it displays data.
> It should be command-line based but dynamically refreshing.
> I'm not sure what I should take into account or how I might go about
> implementing this?
> Any suggestions are appreciated.

Urwid is a Python console UI lib and is definitely what I'd turn to
for something like this:

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