What Linux command do I type to see my MySQL server load in real time?

ServerChecker asked:

What Linux command can I type where I can watch MySQL server load in real time?

I can type ‘top’ and watch overall server load (just look at inverse of Idle % and consider it over a period of time). But I need to know how to see when MySQL is running into critical load and may run out of process handles or something like that unless I do something about it.

My answer:

Try innotop, a top clone for MySQL. It is probably already in your package repositories.

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