eth-tool summary of eth# devices

for M in 0 1 2 3 ; do echo eth$M ;/sbin/ethtool eth$M | grep -E "Link|Speed" ; done
Give the Speed and Link status of eth# 0-3. This is sort of what mii-tool does, but eth-tool is better, yet lacks device discovery.
Sample Output
        Speed: Unknown! (65535)
        Link detected: no
        Speed: Unknown! (65535)
        Link detected: no
        Speed: 1000Mb/s
        Link detected: yes
        Speed: Unknown! (65535)
        Link detected: no

By: Wubby
2009-04-22 19:32:41

What Others Think

The loop could also be for M in {0..3}
roebek · 628 weeks and 5 days ago
This one's better, as it asks the system what devices it has: for i in `ls --color=none /sys/class/net`; do echo "# $i"; sudo ethtool $i | grep -E "Link|Speed" ; done
hank · 628 weeks and 4 days ago
If you're going to go the sysfs route, might as well drink the coolaid. for I in /sys/class/net/eth* ; do printf "%s\t%5d\n" ${I##*/} $(cat ${I}/speed 2>/dev/null) ; done
parasense · 513 weeks and 5 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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