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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.net
speedtest-cli works with Python 2.4-3.5
Installation latest version into Linux Mint:
sudo apt install speedtest-cli
OR
sudo apt install python-pip
pip install speedtest-cli
After installing the utility speedtest, you can test the speed of the Internet connection:
speedtest
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!!!
speedtest-cli​​​

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

Exception:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/basecommand.py", line 122, in main
status = self.run(options, args)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/commands/install.py", line 283, in run
requirement_set.install(install_options, global_options, root=options.root_path)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/req.py", line 1436, in install
requirement.install(install_options, global_options, *args, **kwargs)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/req.py", line 672, in install
self.move_wheel_files(self.source_dir, root=root)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/req.py", line 902, in move_wheel_files
pycompile=self.pycompile,
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/wheel.py", line 206, in move_wheel_files
clobber(source, lib_dir, True)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/wheel.py", line 193, in clobber
os.makedirs(destsubdir)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/os.py", 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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Shekin 21 December 2017 13:29
try install it from repository
sudo apt install speedtest-cli
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x64 Linux Mint 18.3 cinnamon
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