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SpeedTest - check the Internet speed in the terminal

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SpeedTest - check the Internet speed in the terminal
Command line interface for testing internet bandwidth using
speedtest-cli works with Python 2.4-3.5
Installation latest version into Linux Mint:
sudo apt install speedtest-cli
sudo apt install python-pip
pip install speedtest-cli
After installing the utility speedtest, you can test the speed of the Internet connection:
To find out the Internet connection speed in bytes and not bits, use the following command:
speedtest --bytes
SpeedTest - check the Internet speed in the terminal
For help:
speedtest -h
May the Force be with you,
Good Luck!!!

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  1. Adrian Fox 21 December 2017 13:27
    why am I getting this exception error and the install fails?

    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/", line 122, in main
    status =, args)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/commands/", line 283, in run
    requirement_set.install(install_options, global_options, root=options.root_path)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/", line 1436, in install
    requirement.install(install_options, global_options, *args, **kwargs)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/", line 672, in install
    self.move_wheel_files(self.source_dir, root=root)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/", line 902, in move_wheel_files
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/", line 206, in move_wheel_files
    clobber(source, lib_dir, True)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/", line 193, in clobber
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 157, in makedirs
    mkdir(name, mode)
    OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/speedtest_cli-1.0.7.dist-info'

    Storing debug log for failure in /home/adrian/.pip/pip.log
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  2. Shekin 21 December 2017 13:29
    try install it from repository
    sudo apt install speedtest-cli
    x64 Linux Mint 18.3 cinnamon
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