Check your internet speed right from your terminal. Built on GOlang using chromedp


Keywords
go, fast, golang, benchmark, chrome, chrome-browser, internet-speed-checker, chrome-headless, internet-speed, speed-checker, chromedp, adhocore
License
MIT
Install
go get github.com/adhocore/fast

Documentation

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A GO lang command line tool to check internet speed right from the terminal.

Uses fast.com through headless chrome.

Prerequistie

Chrome browser must be installed. chromedp will try to locate the chrome executable automatically from these paths.

If you get error regarding chrome availability, and you have chrome in custom path then check Troubleshooting.

Usage

Install fast:

go get -u github.com/adhocore/fast/cmd/fast

Finally, make sure $GOPATH or $HOME/go/bin is in your $PATH or %path%, then run:

fast

# if you just want download speed (pass -noup aka no upload speed)
fast -noup

Wait a while or Ctrl+C if you can't. That's all.

Screen

FAST

Troubleshooting

In MacOS, you can do something like this:

echo '#!/bin/sh\n\n/Applications/Google\ Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google\ Chrome $@' > /usr/local/bin/chrome

chmod +x /usr/local/bin/chrome

In WSL, you can symlink chrome from host WinOS like this:

sudo ln -s /mnt/c/Program\ Files/Google/Chrome/Application/chrome.exe /usr/local/bin/chrome

In other OS, you can do something equivalent to above. The idea is chrome command should point to Chrome Browser.


Other projects

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