Install SysMonTask on Nintendo Switch


Linux system monitor similar to the Windows task manager, written in Python.

To run: Menu -> System Tools -> SysMonTask
To run in a terminal: sysmontask

Fortunately, SysMonTask is very easy to install on your Nintendo Switch in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Nintendo Switch.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install SysMonTask.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Switchroot L4T Ubuntu Jammy, which is currently version 5.1.2 Ubuntu Jammy.
SysMonTask will run on L4T Ubuntu ARM64.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Nintendo Switch with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install SysMonTask

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install SysMonTask.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the System Management category.

Now scroll down to find SysMonTask in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install SysMonTask for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at