[CentOS] How to measure file transfer speed?

Tue Jun 15 14:07:21 UTC 2010
Robert Heller <heller at deepsoft.com>

At Tue, 15 Jun 2010 07:45:58 -0500 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> hadi motamedi wrote:
> > Dear All
> > I have one centos server equipped with WiFi . I want to measure data 
> > rate speed on this connection . Is there any utility on my centos that 
> > can measure data speed on one specific Ethernet connection when 
> > transferring large size files through WiFi connection?
> If you use rsync with the -v option it will show the bytes transferred and the 
> time used at the end of the copy.  Note that if the target file already exists, 
> rsync will only transfer differences, though.

scp and wget both give transfer speed information.  So using scp to send
or receive a large file or using wget to 'suck down' a file via http or
ftp will give you a measurment.


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