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I wanted to view my up to date network usage in a easy to read and friendly way. So I built a tool that pulls the data in from netstat, and displays a cleaned up output in Cowsay.

Project description

I wanted to view my up to date network usage in a easy to read and friendly way. So I built a tool that pulls the data in from netstat, and displays a cleaned up output in Cowsay.

Setup

This is a Python tool that is presently only built for OSX. To render the output as seen above we use figlet and cowsay.

$ pip install cownet

Usage

$ cownet
                              _
  ___ _____      ___ __   ___| |_
 / __/ _ \ \ /\ / / '_ \ / _ \ __|
| (_| (_) \ V  V /| | | |  __/ |_
 \___\___/ \_/\_/ |_| |_|\___|\__|

 ___________________________________
< Received 173.9 MB / Sent 337.7 MB >
 -----------------------------------
        \   ^__^
         \  (oo)\_______
            (__)\       )\/\
                ||----w |
                ||     ||

Low calorie “light” mode

$ cownet -l
Received 2.4 GB / Sent 2.4 GB

Help

$ cownet -h

usage: Cownet [-h] [-l] [-i INTERFACE] [-d DELAY] [-v]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -l, --light           The low calorie version
  -i INTERFACE, --interface INTERFACE
                        Change the network interface (defaults to en1)
  -d DELAY, --delay DELAY
                        Change the frequency we check your usage data
                        (defaults to 30 seconds)
  -v, --version         show program's version number and exit

License

This tool is protected by the GNU General Public License v2.

Copyright Jeffrey Hann 2013

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