Archive for January 4th, 2008

Measure and display the rate of data across a network connection or data being stored in a file.


taufanlubis@toshiba:~$ sudo apt-get install speedometer

Reading package lists… Done

Building dependency tree

Reading state information… Done

The following extra packages will be installed:


The following NEW packages will be installed:

python-urwid speedometer

0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

Need to get 179kB of archives.

After unpacking 889kB of additional disk space will be used.

Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y

WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!

python-urwid speedometer

Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y

Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/universe python-urwid [165kB]

Get:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/universe speedometer 2.4-1 [13.3kB]

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Selecting previously deselected package python-urwid.

(Reading database … 123347 files and directories currently installed.)

Unpacking python-urwid (from …/python-urwid_0.9.8.1-1_i386.deb) …

Selecting previously deselected package speedometer.

Unpacking speedometer (from …/speedometer_2.4-1_all.deb) …

Setting up python-urwid ( …

Setting up speedometer (2.4-1) …


How to operate?

taufanlubis@toshiba:~$ sudo speedometer -rx ppp0


-rx network-interface display bytes received on network-interface

-tx network-interface display byte transmitted on network-interface


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