Terminal Tools: Speedtest -CLI

I much prefer using the terminal most of the time. I do so to update all of our Linux computers on the farm, issue various commands, run shell scripts I’ve written to automate certain tasks, etcetera.

Today’s terminal program idea comes from one of our GoatsLive followers who is also a Linux geek. *(It’s been a busy week, and I’d lost my muse) In fact I’ve invited him to write some guest articles when he has time. It’s funny that I never mentioned it, because I use it. The program, Speedtest -cli

Speedtest will allow you to check your connection, without using a browser. Useful for your ownCloud or other server that you don’t want a browser installed on.

To install it quick open your Package Manager and search for Speedtest:

Package Manage, installing SpeedTest

Package Manage, installing SpeedTest

Once installed, open a Terminal window, and type: speedtest —help for the short list of configuration commands you can use:

Speedtest help

Speedtest help

Of course, all you really need to do is type: speedtest in your terminal and press {Return}

Slow bedroom computer results

Slow bedroom computer results

My results on my bedroom machine are very slow, but it’s on an old WiFi router, with very low signal strength. It works for what I use it for though. We pay for and mostly get 50mb Fios here on the farm.