4.3. Display traffic control configurations (tcshow command)

tcshow is a command to display the current traffic control settings for network interface(s).

4.3.1. tcshow command help

usage: tcshow [-h] [-V] [--tc-command | --tc-script] [--debug | --quiet]
              [--debug-query] [--stacktrace] [--ipv6] [--docker] [--color]
              [--export EXPORT_PATH] [--exclude-filter-id]
              [--dump-db DUMP_DB_PATH]
              device [device ...]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -V, --version         show program's version number and exit
  --tc-command          display tc commands to be executed and exit. these
                        commands are not actually executed.
  --tc-script           generate a shell script file that described tc
                        commands. this tc script execution result nearly
                        equivalent with the tcconfig command. the script can
                        be executed without tcconfig package installation.
  --debug               for debug print.
  --quiet               suppress execution log messages.
  --color               colorize the output. require Pygments package.
  --export EXPORT_PATH  [experimental]
  --exclude-filter-id   [experimental] not display filter_id.
  --dump-db DUMP_DB_PATH
                        [experimental] dump parsed results to a SQLite
                        database file

  --debug-query         for debug print.
  --stacktrace          print stack trace for debug information. --debug
                        option required to see the debug print.

Traffic Control:
  device                network device name (e.g. eth0)
  --ipv6                Display IPv6 shaping rules. Defaults to show IPv4
                        shaping rules.

  --docker              apply traffic control to a docker container. to use
                        this option, you will need to specify a container id
                        as 'device' as follows: tcset --container <container

Documentation: https://tcconfig.rtfd.io/
Issue tracker: https://github.com/thombashi/tcconfig/issues Example

# tcset eth0 --delay 10ms --delay-distro 2  --loss 0.01% --rate 0.25Mbps --network --port 8080
# tcset eth0 --delay 1ms --loss 0.02% --rate 500Kbps --direction incoming
# tcshow eth0
    "eth0": {
        "outgoing": {
            "dst-network=, dst-port=8080, protocol=ip": {
                "filter_id": "800::800",
                "delay": "10.0ms",
                "delay-distro": "2.0ms",
                "loss": "0.01%",
                "rate": "250Kbps"
        "incoming": {
            "protocol=ip": {
                "filter_id": "800::800",
                "delay": "1.0ms",
                "loss": "0.02%",
                "rate": "500Kbps"


Scope of tcshow command is limited to parameters that can be set with tcset (i.e. tcshow is not a general purpose tool to display all of the parameters of the tc command).


tcshow may output improper values when using tbf.