Display current bandwidth statistics

ifstat -nt
ifstat, part of ifstat package, is a tool for displaying bandwidth and other statistics. The -n option avoid to display header periodically, the -t option put a timestamp at the beginning of the line. Works for me on Debian and CentOS
Sample Output
#  ifstat -nt
  Time           eth0       
HH:MM:SS   KB/s in  KB/s out
13:36:13      6.18     14.83
13:36:14      7.66     13.32
13:36:15      0.49      6.41
13:36:16      3.21     12.21
13:36:17      8.85     12.66

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2009-04-30 11:38:31

What Others Think

@vgagliardi curious, this is what I get: ifstat -nt ifstat: option requires an argument -- 't' Usage: ifstat [OPTION] [ PATTERN [ PATTERN ] ] -h, --help this message -a, --ignore ignore history -d, --scan=SECS sample every statistics every SECS -e, --errors show errors -n, --nooutput do history only -r, --reset reset history -s, --noupdate don;t update history -t, --interval=SECS report average over the last SECS -V, --version output version information -z, --zeros show entries with zero activity -e, --errors show errors -z, --zeros show entries with zero activity ifstat --nooutput --interval=3600 something is amiss :-(
mpb · 528 weeks ago
Nice! For a top-like display of bandwith usage, there's also: iftop
unixmonkey3639 · 527 weeks and 6 days ago

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