bwbar - generates text and graphical readout of current bandwidth use

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name bwbar
Package version 1.2.3
Package release 2
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 108 B
Download size 10.69 KB
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This program will output a PNG and a text file that can be used in scripts
or be included in web pages to show current bandwidth usage.  The amount
of total bandwidth can be customized.  The PNG output appears as a bar graph
showing maximum possible usage with the current inbound or outbound usage
shown as a differently colored bar.


Package Version Architecture Repository
bwbar_1.2.3-2_amd64.deb 1.2.3 amd64 Debian Main
bwbar - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.1
libpng12-0 >= 1.2.13-4
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


Type URL
Binary Package bwbar_1.2.3-2_i386.deb
Source Package bwbar

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install bwbar deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install bwbar




2011-07-28 - Julien Danjou <>
bwbar (1.2.3-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix FTBFS with libpng 1.5,
thanks to Nobuhiro Iwamatsu<>
(Closes: #635742)
* Update dh compat to 7
* Bump standards version
2006-09-11 - Julien Danjou <>
bwbar (1.2.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* Bump standards version
* Add LSB section to init script
* Enhance init script
2006-04-23 - Julien Danjou <>
bwbar (1.2.2-4) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer
* Bump standards version
* Use debhelper 4
* Remove from description since this is no more
* Update README.Debian
* Rework patches
- Handle new options correctly (Closes: #313231)
* Add manpage (Closes: #129668)
* Fix {pre,post}{rm,inst} scripts to use invoke-rc.d
2006-04-21 - Julien Danjou <>
bwbar (1.2.2-3.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix a wrong setting in rules, causing FTBFS (Closes: #358940)
2004-07-24 - Scott M. Dier <>
bwbar (1.2.2-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Applied patch from Adrian Reber that fixed the short flag (d) for
directory. (Closes: #260999)
2004-06-08 - Scott M. Dier <>
bwbar (1.2.2-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Added Build-Depends on cdbs.
2004-06-01 - Scott M. Dier <>
bwbar (1.2.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release (Closes: #250730)
* Converted to cdbs.
* Added patch to support {K,M,G}B/s. (Closes: #249852)
2004-05-12 - Scott M. Dier <>
bwbar (1.2-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed fscanf call in bwbar.c for longer interface names.
(Closes: #246054)
* Fixed README for inaccurate configuration information. (Closes: #229162)
2003-12-10 - Scott M. Dier <>
bwbar (1.2-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed init.d message about being unconfigured. (Closes: #199202)
* Recompiled against libpng3. (Closes: #180243)
2001-12-04 - Scott M. Dier <>
bwbar (1.2-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed that I didn't reperm the init.d script, this causes issues
because diffs don't keep permissions.  Closes: #122310

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