I want to test my network file transfer speeds - is there an official cmd for timing?

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  1. spaceballl macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2003
    San Francisco, CA
    I want to do a file transfer from my laptop to another laptop, to the time machine drive, etc.

    I can just stopwatch these but is there a terminal command or something that I can use to time it officially? Thanks!
  2. foidulus macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2007
    rsync will give you some nice stats. You could always write a quick shell script to do this too:

    scp bob bob@bob:/bob

    of course you would have to enter the password or do a private key exchange for that to work.

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