Log your internet download speed

echo $(date +%s) > start-time; URL=http://www.google.com; while true; do echo $(curl -L --w %{speed_download} -o/dev/null -s $URL) >> bps; sleep 10; done &
This will log your internet download speed. You can run gnuplot -persist <(echo "plot 'bps' with lines") to get a graph of it.

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