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speedtest-cli

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Command line interface for testing internet bandwidth using speedtest.net

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speedtest-cli

Command line interface for testing internet bandwidth using speedtest.net

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Versions

speedtest-cli works with Python 2.4-3.7

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Installation

pip / easy_install ~

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pip install speedtest-cli

or

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easy\_install speedtest-cli

Github ~

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pip install git+https://github.com/sivel/speedtest-cli.git

or

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git clone https://github.com/sivel/speedtest-cli.git cd speedtest-cli python setup.py install

Just download (Like the way it used to be) ~

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wget -O speedtest-cli https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sivel/speedtest-cli/master/speedtest.py chmod +x speedtest-cli

or

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curl -Lo speedtest-cli https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sivel/speedtest-cli/master/speedtest.py chmod +x speedtest-cli

Usage

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$ speedtest-cli -h usage: speedtest-cli [-h] [--no-download] [--no-upload] [--single] [--bytes] [--share] [--simple] [--csv] [--csv-delimiter CSV\_DELIMITER] [--csv-header] [--json] [--list] [--server SERVER] [--exclude EXCLUDE] [--mini MINI] [--source SOURCE] [--timeout TIMEOUT] [--secure] [--no-pre-allocate] [--version] Command line interface for testing internet bandwidth using speedtest.net. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- https://github.com/sivel/speedtest-cli optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit --no-download Do not perform download test --no-upload Do not perform upload test --single Only use a single connection instead of multiple. This simulates a typical file transfer. --bytes Display values in bytes instead of bits. Does not affect the image generated by --share, nor output from --json or --csv --share Generate and provide a URL to the speedtest.net share results image, not displayed with --csv --simple Suppress verbose output, only show basic information --csv Suppress verbose output, only show basic information in CSV format. Speeds listed in bit/s and not affected by --bytes --csv-delimiter CSV\_DELIMITER Single character delimiter to use in CSV output. Default "," --csv-header Print CSV headers --json Suppress verbose output, only show basic information in JSON format. Speeds listed in bit/s and not affected by --bytes --list Display a list of speedtest.net servers sorted by distance --server SERVER Specify a server ID to test against. Can be supplied multiple times --exclude EXCLUDE Exclude a server from selection. Can be supplied multiple times --mini MINI URL of the Speedtest Mini server --source SOURCE Source IP address to bind to --timeout TIMEOUT HTTP timeout in seconds. Default 10 --secure Use HTTPS instead of HTTP when communicating with speedtest.net operated servers --no-pre-allocate Do not pre allocate upload data. Pre allocation is enabled by default to improve upload performance. To support systems with insufficient memory, use this option to avoid a MemoryError --version Show the version number and exit

Python API

See the

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Inconsistency

It is not a goal of this application to be a reliable latency reporting tool.

Latency reported by this tool should not be relied on as a value indicative of ICMP style latency. It is a relative value used for determining the lowest latency server for performing the actual speed test against.

There is the potential for this tool to report results inconsistent with Speedtest.net. There are several concepts to be aware of that factor into the potential inconsistency:

  1. Speedtest.net has migrated to using pure socket tests instead of HTTP based tests
  2. This application is written in Python
  3. Different versions of Python will execute certain parts of the code faster than others
  4. CPU and Memory capacity and speed will play a large part in inconsistency between Speedtest.net and even other machines on the same network

Issues relating to inconsistencies will be closed as wontfix and without additional reason or context.

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