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About: vnStat is a console-based network traffic monitor (using the /proc filesystem).

vnstat.1  (vnstat-2.7):vnstat.1  (vnstat-2.8)
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NAME NAME
vnstat - a console-based network traffic monitor vnstat - a console-based network traffic monitor
SYNOPSIS SYNOPSIS
vnstat [-5bDedhlmqstvy?] [--add] [--begin date] [--config file] [--day s [limit]] [--dbdir [directory]] vnstat [-5bDedhlmqstvy?] [--add] [--begin date] [--config file] [--day s [limit]] [--dbdir [directory]]
[--dbiflist [mode]] [--debug] [--end date] [--fiveminutes [limit]] [-- help] [-hg] [--hours [limit]] [--dbiflist [mode]] [--debug] [--end date] [--fiveminutes [limit]] [-- help] [-hg] [--hours [limit]]
[--hoursgraph] [-i interface] [--iface interface] [--iflist [mode]] [--json [mode] [limit]] [--limit [--hoursgraph] [-i interface] [--iface interface] [--iflist [mode]] [--json [mode] [limit]] [--limit
limit] [--live [mode]] [--locale locale] [--longhelp] [--months [limit]] [--oneline [mode]] [--query] limit] [--live [mode]] [--locale locale] [--longhelp] [--months [limit]] [--oneline [mode]] [--query]
[--rateunit [mode]] [--remove] [--rename name] [-ru [mode]] [--setalias alias] [--short] [--showconfig] [--rateunit [mode]] [--remove] [--rename name] [-ru [mode]] [--setalias alias] [--short] [--showconfig]
[--style number] [--top [limit]] [-tr [time]] [--traffic [time]] [--ve rsion] [--xml [mode] [limit]] [--style number] [--top [limit]] [-tr [time]] [--traffic [time]] [--ve rsion] [--xml [mode] [limit]]
[--years [limit]] [--years [limit]] [interface]
DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION
vnStat is a console-based network traffic monitor. It keeps a log of 5 minute interval, hourly, daily, vnStat is a console-based network traffic monitor. It keeps a log of 5 minute interval, hourly, daily,
monthly and yearly network traffic for the selected interface(s). Howeve r, it isn't a packet sniffer. monthly and yearly network traffic for the selected interface(s). Howeve r, it isn't a packet sniffer.
The traffic information is read from the proc(5) or sys filesystems dep ending on availability resulting The traffic information is read from the proc(5) or sys filesystems dep ending on availability resulting
in light use of system resources regardless of network traffic rate. That way vnStat can be used even in light use of system resources regardless of network traffic rate. That way vnStat can be used even
without root permissions on most systems. without root permissions on most systems.
Functionality is divided into two commands. The purpose of the vnstat co mmand is to provide an interface Functionality is divided into two commands. The purpose of the vnstat co mmand is to provide an interface
for querying the traffic information stored in the database whereas the d aemon vnstatd(8) is responsible for querying the traffic information stored in the database whereas the d aemon vnstatd(8) is responsible
for data retrieval, caching and storage. Although the daemon process is constantly running as a service, for data retrieval, caching and storage. Although the daemon process is constantly running as a service,
it is actually spending most of its time sleeping between data updates. it is actually spending most of its time sleeping between data updates.
OPTIONS OPTIONS
--add Create database entry for interface specified with -i or --iface o ption. The daemon can be running --add Create database entry for interface specified with -i or --iface o ption. The daemon can be running
during this operation but will not automatically detect the additi during this operation and will automatically start monitoring
on without a restart. the interface without a restart
within SaveInterval minutes if configuration option RescanDatabase
OnSave is enabled. Otherwise the
daemon needs to be restarted in order for the added interface to b
e monitored.
-b, --begin date -b, --begin date
Begin the list output with a specific date / time defined by date instead of the begin being Begin the list output with a specific date / time defined by date instead of the begin being
selected based on the number of entries to be shown. If date isn' t available in the database then selected based on the number of entries to be shown. If date isn' t available in the database then
the closest later date will be used. date supports the followi ng formats: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM and the closest later date will be used. date supports the followi ng formats: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM and
YYYY-MM-DD. This option can only be used with --json , --xml and list outputs. YYYY-MM-DD. This option can only be used with --json , --xml and list outputs.
--config file --config file
Use file as configuration file instead of using automatic configur ation file search functionality. Use file as configuration file instead of using automatic configur ation file search functionality.
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Using long date output formats may cause misalignment in shown columns if the length of the date exceeds Using long date output formats may cause misalignment in shown columns if the length of the date exceeds
the fixed size allocation. the fixed size allocation.
AUTHOR AUTHOR
Teemu Toivola <tst at iki dot fi> Teemu Toivola <tst at iki dot fi>
SEE ALSO SEE ALSO
vnstatd(8), vnstati(1), vnstat.conf(5), proc(5), ifconfig(8), units(7) vnstatd(8), vnstati(1), vnstat.conf(5), proc(5), ifconfig(8), units(7)
version 2.7 MAY 2021 VNSTAT(1) version 2.8 SEPTEMBER 2021 VNSTAT(1)
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