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[opensuse] Re: something like vnstat (internet usage stats) for OS 13.2?
On Wed 13 Jan 2016 03:37:57 PM CST, Daniel Bauer wrote:

Am 13.01.2016 um 15:13 schrieb Malcolm:
On Wed 13 Jan 2016 02:39:10 PM CST, Daniel Bauer wrote:


I need to find out how much down-/upload I use (to know what mobile
contract to choose).

Googling pointed me to a program named vnstat, but that exists only
for ubuntu (or to be compiled from source, which is "too much" for

Is there something like that or a simple way to find out for OS 13.2
available somewhere, ready to install and use? I just need simple
numbers: how much did I download and upload from/to internet on this
single machine per day.

thanks for your help.


As a ball park indicator, use (since your on 13.2) ifconfig to see
data in/out eg;
/sbin/ifconfig eth0

RX bytes:3388942197 (3231.9 Mb) TX bytes:222123990 (211.8 Mb)

Pick a time and check manually and make a note...

The info given seems a good indicator, but I don't know in which time
I reached these numbers. Is it since I last booted?
(Sorry for stupid question...)

Since the last time the system was up, so check the output from uptime.

Remember it's bytes, not bits so check the plan your contemplating is B
not b.....

Cheers Malcolm °¿° LFCS, SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP1|GNOME 3.10.4|3.12.51-60.20-default
up 4 days 0:16, 6 users, load average: 0.06, 0.16, 0.27
CPU AMD A4-5150M @ 2.70GHz | GPU Radeon HD 8350G

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