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speedtest-cli
=============

Command line interface for testing internet bandwidth using
speedtest.net

.. image:: https://pypip.in/v/speedtest-cli/badge.png
        :target: https://pypi.python.org/pypi/speedtest-cli/
        :alt: Latest Version
.. image:: https://pypip.in/d/speedtest-cli/badge.png
        :target: https://pypi.python.org/pypi/speedtest-cli/
        :alt: Downloads
.. image:: https://pypip.in/license/speedtest-cli/badge.png
        :target: https://pypi.python.org/pypi/speedtest-cli/
        :alt: License

Versions
--------

speedtest-cli works with Python 2.4-3.4

Installation
------------

pip / easy\_install
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

::

    pip install speedtest-cli

or

::

    easy_install speedtest-cli

Github
~~~~~~

::

    pip install git+https://github.com/sivel/speedtest-cli.git

or

::

    git clone https://github.com/sivel/speedtest-cli.git
    python speedtest-cli/setup.py install

Just download (Like the way it used to be)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

::

    wget -O speedtest-cli https://raw.github.com/sivel/speedtest-cli/master/speedtest_cli.py
    chmod +x speedtest-cli

or

::

    curl -o speedtest-cli https://raw.github.com/sivel/speedtest-cli/master/speedtest_cli.py
    chmod +x speedtest-cli

Usage
-----

::

    $ speedtest-cli -h
    usage: speedtest-cli [-h] [--bytes] [--share] [--simple] [--list]
                         [--server SERVER] [--mini MINI] [--source SOURCE]
                         [--version]
    
    Command line interface for testing internet bandwidth using speedtest.net.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    https://github.com/sivel/speedtest-cli
    
    optional arguments:
      -h, --help       show this help message and exit
      --bytes          Display values in bytes instead of bits. Does not affect
                       the image generated by --share
      --share          Generate and provide a URL to the speedtest.net share
                       results image
      --simple         Suppress verbose output, only show basic information
      --list           Display a list of speedtest.net servers sorted by distance
      --server SERVER  Specify a server ID to test against
      --mini MINI      URL of the Speedtest Mini server
      --source SOURCE  Source IP address to bind to
      --version        Show the version number and exit

Inconsistency
-------------

It is not a goal of this application to be a reliable latency reporting tool.

Latency reported by this tool should not be relied on as a value indicative of ICMP
style latency. It is a relative value used for determining the lowest latency server
for performing the actual speed test against.

There is the potential for this tool to report results inconsistent with Speedtest.net.
There are several concepts to be aware of that factor into the potential inconsistency:

1. Speedtest.net has migrated to using pure socket tests instead of HTTP based tests
2. This application is written in Python
3. Different versions of Python will execute certain parts of the code faster than others
4. CPU and Memory capacity and speed will play a large part in inconsistency between
   Speedtest.net and even other machines on the same network

Issues relating to inconsistencies will be closed as wontfix and without
additional reason or context.