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Bash Cli Download Speed Test

Posted on Monday 13th April 2020

Using the following via a cronjob and echoing output to a file you can monitor your download speed over tiMe. This is only a basic, crude test.


    wget --output-document=/dev/null http://speedtest.wdc01.softlayer.com/downloads/test500.zip 2>&1| grep -o "[0-9.]\+ [KM]*B/s" |\
        DATE=$(date +%Y-%m-%d-%H:%M:%S)
        while read LINE
           echo "$DATE $LINE"