Most of this post is based on the information found in the blog of Nicolargo, the author of this tool.
Glances is a free software (licensed under LGPL) to monitor your GNU/Linux or BSD operating system from a text interface. Glances uses the library libstatgrab to retrieve information from your system and it is developed in Python.
So another top/htop clone ?
Yes and no, an unique thing about
glances that I’ve immediately seen is that you can configure thresholds in its configuration file and see the status of your system resources with colors that indicates if everything is fine or not, at a glance.