From Gentoo Wiki
nload is a super simple, command-line network interface monitoring tool.
USE flags for net-analyzer/nload console application which monitors network traffic and bandwidth usage in real time
emerge --ask net-analyzer/nload
- Global - /etc/nload.conf
- Local - $(HOME)/.nload
nload version 0.7.4 Copyright (C) 2001 - 2012 by Roland Riegel <firstname.lastname@example.org> nload comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions. For more details see the GNU General Public License Version 2 (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html). Command line syntax: nload [options] [devices] nload --help|-h Options: -a period Sets the length in seconds of the time window for average calculation. Default is 300. -i max_scaling Specifies the 100% mark in kBit/s of the graph indicating the incoming bandwidth usage. Ignored if max_scaling is 0 or the switch -m is given. Default is 10240. -m Show multiple devices at a time; no traffic graphs. -o max_scaling Same as -i but for the graph indicating the outgoing bandwidth usage. Default is 10240. -t interval Determines the refresh interval of the display in milliseconds. Default is 500. -u h|b|k|m|g Sets the type of unit used for the display of traffic numbers. H|B|K|M|G h: auto, b: Bit/s, k: kBit/s, m: MBit/s etc. H: auto, B: Byte/s, K: kByte/s, M: MByte/s etc. Default is h. -U h|b|k|m|g Same as -u, but for a total amount of data (without "/s"). H|B|K|M|G Default is H. devices Network devices to use. Default is to use all auto-detected devices. --help -h Print this help. example: nload -t 200 -i 1024 -o 128 -U M The options above can also be changed at run time by pressing the 'F2' key.
emerge --ask --unmerge net-analyzer/nload
- iotop - A top-like utility that monitors system input/output.
- http://freecode.com/projects/nload - nload's information page on Freecode.