Superuser Christian Posted September 30, 2022 Superuser Share Posted September 30, 2022 A small project that allows you to gather statistics (integers/counts) from files on the file system. This was designed for Linux. This is useful for retrieving the incoming/outgoing packets per second or incoming/outgoing bytes per second on a network interface. Building Program You can simply use make to build this program. The Makefile uses clang to compile the program. # (Debian/Ubuntu-based systems) apt-get install clang # (CentOS/Others) yum install devtoolset-7 llvm-toolset-7 llvm-toolset-7-clang-analyzer llvm-toolset-7-clang-tools-extra # Build the project. make You may use make install to copy the gstat executable to your $PATH via /usr/bin. Note - We use gstat instead of stat due to other common packages. Command Line Usage General command line usage can be found below. gstat [-i <interface> --pps --bps --path <path> -c <"kbps" or "mbps" or "gbps"> --custom <integer>] --pps => Set path to RX packet path. --bps => Set path to RX byte path. -p --path => Use count (integer) from a given path on file system. -i --dev => The name of the interface to use when setting --pps or --bps. -c --convert => Convert to either "kbps", "mbps", or "gbps". --custom => Divides the count value by this much before outputting to stdout. --interval => Use this interval (in microseconds) instead of one second. --count -n => Maximum amount of times to request the counter before stopping program (0 = no limit). --time -t => Time limit (in seconds) before stopping program (0 = no limit). Note - If you want to receive another counter such as outgoing (TX) packets, you can set the file to pull the count from with the -p (or --path) flag. For example. gstat --path /sys/class/net/ens18/statistics/tx_packets Credits @Christian GitHub Repository & Source Code Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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