Command line interface for testing internet bandwidth using speedtest.net
speedtest-cli works with Python 2.4-3.4
pip / easy_install
pip install speedtest-cli
pip install git+https://github.com/sivel/speedtest-cli.git
git clone https://github.com/sivel/speedtest-cli.git python speedtest-cli/setup.py install
Just download (Like the way it used to be)
wget -O speedtest-cli https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sivel/speedtest-cli/master/speedtest_cli.py chmod +x speedtest-cli
curl -Lo speedtest-cli https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sivel/speedtest-cli/master/speedtest_cli.py chmod +x speedtest-cli
$ speedtest-cli -h usage: speedtest-cli [-h] [--bytes] [--share] [--simple] [--list] [--server SERVER] [--mini MINI] [--source SOURCE] [--timeout TIMEOUT] [--secure] [--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 --bytes Display values in bytes instead of bits. Does not affect the image generated by --share --share Generate and provide a URL to the speedtest.net share results image --simple Suppress verbose output, only show basic information --list Display a list of speedtest.net servers sorted by distance --server SERVER Specify a server ID to test against --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 --version Show the version number and exit
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:
- Speedtest.net has migrated to using pure socket tests instead of HTTP based tests
- This application is written in Python
- Different versions of Python will execute certain parts of the code faster than others
- 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.