Sometimes you just want to check the performance of a website or asset over a short period of time to get a general idea if it is performing normally. The bash script below simplifies that by calling curl with performance counter output formatting, wait and recursion. Tested on CentOS7 (and Ubuntu 14.0.4).
There are several vbulletin communities to which I am member and long term contributor, where there is a risk these contributions may go offline / be lost as people move on to other things, so I make infrequent private mirrors/copies for this purpose (copyright implications considered) with the following wget cookie method.
… and this blog is no different. Rather than set a high standard I struggle to maintain, I will leave this here.