After having shifted to Ubuntu from Windows for quite a long time, I was looking for a no nonsense Bandwidth Monitor. It was during this time that I came across vnStat.
vnStat in the makers word :
vnStat is a network traffic monitor for Linux that keeps a log of daily network traffic for the selected interface(s). vnStat isn’t a packet sniffer. The traffic information is analyzed from the /proc filesystem. That way vnStat can be used even without root permissions. However, at least a 2.2 series kernel is required.
This program is open source/GPL’ed and can be installed either as root or as a single user. Better instructions are included in the README.
So I installed vnStat using
:~$sudo apt-get install vnstat
The first step in using vnStat is to initialize it and configure it to read your Internet bandwidth usage.
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