How to Test Download Speed using Fast Command-line Tool in Ubuntu Linux

Fast is a free and open source internet speed testing command-line tool for Linux, Windows and MacOS. It is released under MIT License and written in Go language. This speed testing tool is powered by Netflix’s Fast.com. Fast.com is a free and simple site that allows users to check your current internet download and upload speed without any ad. This is simple, light weight and Minimal zero-dependency utility application.

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Install Fast Internet Speed tester on Ubuntu Linux

You can install fast via snap package and via binary file. Open the terminal application (ctrl+alt) and run below fast snap installation command.

sudo snap install fast

It will install the latest version of fast tool. You can run it via below command

fast

Method 2:

You can also install it via below method. In terminal run all commands one by one.

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

That’s it.

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