Speedtest Linux

Sometimes I need to check the speed of the server I am working on to the internet and often I only have a command line available. Here is a quick way to achieve this from the CLI. First we need to install the speedtest-cli software, for this I am installing on a ubuntu 15.04 desktop.

Install pip if it is not already installed
#sudo apt-get install python-pip

Next install speedtest-cli
#sudo pip install speedtest-cli

Next lets try it out
#speedtest-cli

To get help 
#speedtest-cli -h

If you have a browser on you Linux desktop, you could try  http://speedof.me/