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Show apps that use internet connection at the moment.

Terminal - Show apps that use internet connection at the moment.
netstat -lantp | grep -i establ | awk -F/ '{print $2}' | sort | uniq
2009-09-19 14:42:31
User: HarimaKenji
Functions: awk grep netstat sort
4
Show apps that use internet connection at the moment.

This corrects duplicate output from the previous command.

Alternatives

There are 3 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
lsof -P -i -n
ss -p
2009-09-19 21:55:01
User: Escher
50

for one line per process:

ss -p | cat

for established sockets only:

ss -p | grep STA

for just process names:

ss -p | cut -f2 -sd\"

or

ss -p | grep STA | cut -f2 -d\"
lsof -P -i -n | cut -f 1 -d " "| uniq | tail -n +2
2009-09-19 21:23:54
User: edo
Functions: cut tail uniq
30

show only the name of the apps that are using internet

netstat -lantp | grep -i stab | awk -F/ '{print $2}' | sort | uniq
2009-09-19 14:54:31
User: ProMole
Functions: awk grep netstat sort
7

Show apps that use internet connection at the moment.

Can be used to discover what programms create internet traffic. Skip the part after awk to get more details, though it will not work showing only unique processes.

This version will work with other languages such as Spanish and Portuguese, if the word for "ESTABLISHED" still contain the fragment "STAB"(e.g. "ESTABELECIDO")

netstat -lantp | grep -i establ | awk -F/ '{print $2}' | uniq | sort
2009-09-19 13:54:36
User: ktoso
Functions: awk grep netstat uniq
-1

Can be used to discover what programms create internet traffic. Skip the part after awk to get more details.

Has anyone an idea why the uniq doesn't work propperly here (see sample output)?

Know a better way?

If you can do better, submit your command here.

What others think

I also like nethogs for this: http://nethogs.sourceforge.net/

invocation:

nethogs eth0
Comment by bwoodacre 361 weeks and 5 days ago

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