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Fast – Test Internet Speed from Linux Terminal

  • Last Updated : 23 Aug, 2021

In this article, we are going to see how to check your system’s internet speed from Linux terminal using Fast.com, it is a web-based application and used to check internet speed. Netflix owned these tools as speed testing services. It is free, fast, and easy to use.

Installation:

Installing into the current directory

Step 1: Download the file from GitHub source, you can use curl or wget commands for this:

$ curl -L https://github.com/ddo/fast/releases/download/v0.0.4/fast_linux_amd64 -o fast

OR



$ wget https://github.com/ddo/fast/releases/download/v0.0.4/fast_linux_amd64 -O fast

Step 2: Giver permission to the file.

chmod +x fast

Step 3: Run the application.

./fast

Installing into the bin directory

Step 1: Download from the github source using wget.

wget https://github.com/ddo/fast/releases/download/v0.0.4/fast_linux_amd64

Step 2: Check the downloaded file.

ls fast_linux_amd64

Step 3: Now install this file into the bin directory.

sudo install fast_linux_amd64 /usr/local/bin/fast

Step 4: Run this file.

fast

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