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TLOAD(1)							Linux User's Manual							  TLOAD(1)

tload - graphic representation of system load average
tload [-V] [-s scale] [ -d delay ] [tty]
tload prints a graph of the current system load average to the specified tty (or the tty of the tload process if none is specified). Options The -s scale option allows a vertical scale to be specified for the display (in characters between graph ticks); thus, a smaller value rep- resents a larger scale, and vice versa. The -d delay sets the delay between graph updates in seconds.
/proc/loadavg load average information
ps(1), top(1), uptime(1), w(1)
The -d delay option sets the time argument for an alarm(2); if -d 0 is specified, the alarm is set to 0, which will never send the SIGALRM and update the display.
Branko Lankester, David Engel <>, and Michael K. Johnson <>. Please send bug reports to <> Cohesive Systems 20 Mar 1993 TLOAD(1)