ifstat(8) — Linux manual page


IFSTAT(8)                         Linux                        IFSTAT(8)

NAME         top

       ifstat - handy utility to read network interface statistics

SYNOPSIS         top

       ifstat [ OPTIONS ] [ INTERFACE_LIST ]


DESCRIPTION         top

       ifstat neatly prints out network interface statistics.  The
       utility keeps records of the previous data displayed in history
       files and by default only shows difference between the last and
       the current call.  Location of the history files defaults to
       /tmp/.ifstat.u$UID but may be overridden with the IFSTAT_HISTORY
       environment variable. Similarly, the default location for xstat
       (extended stats) is /tmp/.<xstat name>_ifstat.u$UID.

OPTIONS         top

       -h, --help
              Show summary of options.

       -V, --version
              Show version of program.

       -a, --ignore
              Ignore the history file.

       -d, --scan=SECS
              Sample statistics every SECS second.

       -e, --errors
              Show errors.

       -n, --nooutput
              Don't display any output.  Update the history file only.

       -r, --reset
              Reset history.

       -s, --noupdate
              Don't update the history file.

       -t, --interval=SECS
              Report average over the last SECS seconds.

       -z, --zeros
              Show entries with zero activity.

       -j, --json
              Display results in JSON format

       -p, --pretty
              If combined with --json, pretty print the output.

       -x, --extended=TYPE
              Show extended stats of TYPE. Supported types are:

                      cpu_hits - Counts only packets that went via the

ENVIRONMENT         top

              If set, it's value is interpreted as alternate history
              file path.

SEE ALSO         top


AUTHOR         top

       ifstat was written by Alexey Kuznetsov <kuznet@ms2.inr.ac.ru>.

       This manual page was written by Petr Sabata <contyk@redhat.com>.

COLOPHON         top

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iproute2                       28 Oct 2015                     IFSTAT(8)