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Show file growing rate in real time

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Measure file growing rate in real time.

Show the number of lines and KB per second the file is growing.

One useful use case is to monitor the “acess.log” of a webserver, to get a estimative of requests per second.

Simple example:

$ frate /var/log/nginx/access.log

Lines: 195.0/s, Avg: 174.6/s | Write: 18.5KB/s, Avg: 16.5KB/s


Install using pip:

pip install frate


Download and set executable permission on the script file:

chmod +x


Download and run using the python interpreter:



Usage: frate file

show file growing rate, 'control-c' to stop

--version   show program's version number and exit
-h, --help  show this help message and exit


  • Works on Python 2 and Python 3
  • Tested on Linux and Windows (Cygwin)

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