xrestop(1) monitor server resources used by X11 clients


xrestop -help
xrestop [ -display display ] [ --batch ] [ --delay-time seconds ]


Xrestop uses the X-Resource extension to provide 'top'-like statistics of each connected X11 client's server-side resource usage. It is intended as a developer tool to aid more efficient server resource usage and debug server-side resource leakage.


Show usage.
--display, -d <display>
Specify X11 display to monitor.
--delay-time, -dt <seconds>
Time in seconds between taking samples. Default is 2 seconds.
--batch, -b
Run in batch mode. Slightly more detailed information is streamed to stdout rather than the usual curses interface. This mode is intended for debugging a single client with something like

  xrestop -b | grep -A 15 appname
--max-samples, -m <count>
Specify number of times to gather and display results. Default is continuous, which can be set with 0 (zero).


The X-Resource extension is very new and may not be 100% accurate.


xrestop was written by Matthew Allum <[email protected]>.