How To Install iftop on Rocky Linux 8

iftop is Command line tool that displays bandwidth usage on an interface

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install iftop on Rocky Linux 8.

What is iftop

iftop does for network usage what top(1) does for CPU usage. It listens to network traffic on a named interface and displays a table of current bandwidth usage by pairs of hosts. Handy for answering the question “why is our ADSL link so slow?”.

We can use yum or dnf to install iftop on Rocky Linux 8. In this tutorial we discuss both methods but you only need to choose one of method to install iftop.

Install iftop on Rocky Linux 8 Using dnf

Update yum database with dnf using the following command.

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating yum database, We can install iftop using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install iftop

Install iftop on Rocky Linux 8 Using yum

Update yum database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

After updating yum database, We can install iftop using yum by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install iftop

How To Uninstall iftop on Rocky Linux 8

To uninstall only the iftop package we can use the following command:

sudo dnf remove iftop

iftop Package Contents on Rocky Linux 8

/usr/lib/.build-id
/usr/lib/.build-id/a9
/usr/lib/.build-id/a9/21626379f22f64a646ac8695d0316ad51a2cb3
/usr/sbin/iftop
/usr/share/doc/iftop
/usr/share/doc/iftop/ChangeLog
/usr/share/doc/iftop/README
/usr/share/doc/iftop/TODO
/usr/share/licenses/iftop
/usr/share/licenses/iftop/COPYING
/usr/share/man/man8/iftop.8.gz

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install iftop on Rocky Linux 8 using yum and dnf.