I managed to get the automatic repeat going Friday night in a crude fashion, so I can get a run over the weekend. The program will activate ever 15 minutes and print the line to results file. The suggestion of adding the test file size very welcome, especially as variable sizes will be used from time to time.
The test file is now, 1.5 MB held at my web area at my ISP. I have for the line print installed:
1.. Loop counter
2.. Speed in kB/s
3.. Speed in kb/s (kilobits, service providers test is main in kilobits, though also converted to kB/s)
4.. Nick name for URL so I can copy to forums without actually give away my URL
5.. Date stamp
Pondering over some cosmetics for the fun and re-education, seems I have forgotten an awful lot of my script knowledge.
Sample of present results line, I have just re-started after installing the line counter, I have set a max value of 100 and like to see how close I may be.
1 44 kB/s 354 kb/s 1589760 35 homesite Sat Nov 10 19:52:54 EST 2012
2 36 kB/s 288 kb/s 1589760 43 homesite Sat Nov 10 20:08:37 EST 2012
I let it run Friday night where it ran at solid around 194 kB/s which is very good for me (actually what I have paid for) this lasted until 9 in the morning when it changes to at a guess 40 kB/s.