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Show bandwidth use oneliner

Terminal - Show bandwidth use oneliner
while true; do cat /proc/net/dev; sleep 1; done | awk -v dc="date \"+%T\"" '/eth0/{i = $2 - oi; o = $10 - oo; oi = $2; oo = $10; dc|getline d; close(dc); if (a++) printf "%s %8.2f KiB/s in %8.2f KiB/s out\n", d, i/1024, o/1024}'
2011-11-21 05:24:44
Functions: awk cat printf sleep
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Show bandwidth use oneliner

poorman's ifstat using just sh and awk. You must change "eth0" with your interface's name.

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I would use \r not \n so that it's just one, constantly updating line.

Comment by chx 192 weeks and 4 days ago

Great idea!, But you lose the historical...

Comment by point_to_null 192 weeks and 4 days ago

Nice. I'd just change 'Kb' to 'KB' (or 'KiB' for the purists), since the numbers are in bytes.

Comment by flatcap 192 weeks and 4 days ago

@flatcap you're right, fixed.

Comment by point_to_null 192 weeks and 4 days ago

thank you

Comment by marquicus 192 weeks and 1 day ago

its useful to one

Comment by nellaivijay 59 weeks and 6 days ago

thx a lot

Comment by nellaivijay 59 weeks and 6 days ago

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