Color Bandwidth Meter (cbm) – Display the current traffic on all network devices

the Color Bandwidth Meter — displays the current traffic on all network devices.This program is so simple that it should be self-explanatory.

Install cbm on ubuntu

Open the terminal and run the following command

sudo apt-get install cbm

This will complete the installation and you can run the program using the following command


You should see similar to the following output


cbm can be controlled with the following keys:

Select an interface to show details about.

Exit from the program.

Switch between bits per second and bytes per second.

Increase the update delay by 100ms.

Decrease the update delay by 100ms.

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  1. GLENN BOOTHEY says:

    no matter how hard I try I can’t get cbm to work on linux mint17 it says it is fully installed but there is no icon installed I would be grateful if you could help me with some sugestions REGARDS GLENN

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