How to check Internet Speed via Terminal?

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I recommend the speedtest-cli tool for this. I created a blog post (Measure Internet Connection Speed from the Linux Command Line) that goes into detail of downloading, installing and usage of it.

The short version is this: (no root required)

curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sivel/speedtest-cli/master/speedtest.py | python -
Source https://askubuntu.com/questions/104755/how-to-check-internet-speed-via-terminal
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