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  1. #1

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    Feb 25, 2010
    How to view network usage via terminal

    Activity monitor is able to tell me how much data i am downloading per second (I use this to monitor because I am often downloading from several different programs at the same time).

    Is there a way that I can use terminal to view a dynamically-refreshed network transfer rate?

    - ejang

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Oct 26, 2009
    Use netstat from Terminal to get network statistics. You might want to read the man page for netstat. It has a lot of options.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Feb 25, 2010
    thanks, I did not investigate the man netstat enough. Turns out that

    netstat 1
    will update bytes in and out every 1 second.

    Thanks again!

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Feb 25, 2010
    oops, quick follow-up question:

    is there any way to display netstat 1 results in Megabytes/sec or kilobytes/sec instead of bytes/sec?


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