- A good alternative to speedtest-cli.
If you want to check the current internet speed from the command-line, you can use a utility called fast – a minimal zero-dependency script, written in Go language for testing your internet download speed from the terminal, which is powered by Fast.com – Netflix
$ curl -L https://github.com/ddo/fast/releases/download/v0.0.4/fast_linux_amd64 -o fast
$ wget https://github.com/ddo/fast/releases/download/v0.0.4/fast_linux_amd64 -O fast
Once insallation is complete:
chmod +x fast
Since it isn’t a hidden file, I create a hidden folder in my home directory called .fast, then place the executable fast file in there.
Next, create a bash alias:
- For this alias, I chose “st” to represent “speed test”