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I'd like to monitor my bandwidth usage on my Macbook pro, and keep logs of it. Ideally, I'd like to view/monitor them via the Terminal. Can anyone recommend me some applications?

EDIT: To clarify, I want to keep a time-series graph of the bandwidth I/O

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See also:… – koiyu Jan 13 '13 at 11:15
I already did look at that question. But it wasn't really helpful. I just wanted to keep graphs of bandwidth I/O in a time-series graph. – Dashed Jan 13 '13 at 19:08
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I decided to go with ntop following installation guidelines from here.

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I can recommend Netlimiter. While it is both a GUI and paid software I liked it a lot during my Windows days and found it to be pretty good on OS X too. The only reason I didn't buy a license was that for my usage it's a want and not a need. :)

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