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    How to view network usage via terminal

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    How to view network usage via terminal
    Hello,

    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?

    Thanks,
    - ejang

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    How to view network usage via terminal

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    Use netstat from Terminal to get network statistics. You might want to read the man page for netstat. It has a lot of options.

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    How to view network usage via terminal

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    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!

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    How to view network usage via terminal

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    oops, quick follow-up question:

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

    thanks

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