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How to speedtest from the shell

📅 2016-Feb-11 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ python, speedtest ⬩ 📚 Archive

The SpeedTest website uses a Flash program that may not work on many Linux browsers. If you prefer to check the download and upload bandwidth from the shell, that is easy.

Install the speedtest-cli Python module from PyPI:

$ sudo pip install speedtest-cli

Run the test:

$ speedtest-cli

Tried with: speedtest-cli 0.3.4 and Ubuntu 15.10