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Wifi strength (with spark) in the console
# objective:
# type wifi in the console and get a pretty little graph of your current wifi strength
# usage:
# > wifi
# output:
# ▁▃▅█ 59
# first install spark
brew install spark
# add this alias to your ~/.zshrc file
alias airport='/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport /usr/bin/airport'
# add this function to your ~/.zshrc (or external function) file
wifi () {
if [ $(ifconfig en0 | grep UP | wc -l) -eq 1 ]
then
_linkQual="`airport -I | grep agrCtlRSSI | cut -d':' -f2 | sed 's/-//g'`"
if [ $_linkQual -gt 52 ] # >75% link qual
then
_linkSparked=$(spark 1 2 3 4)
elif [ $_linkQual -gt 35 ] # >50% link qual
then
_linkSparked=$(spark 1 2 3 0)
elif [ $_linkQual -gt 17 ] # 25% link qual
then
_linkSparked=$(spark 1 2 0 0)
elif [ $_linkQual -gt 7 ] # 25% link qual
then
_linkSparked=$(spark 1 0 0 0)
else # < 25%
_linkSparked=$(spark 0 0 0 0)
fi
echo $_linkSparked $_linkQual
fi
}
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