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bluethundr
February 13th, 2010, 05:51 PM
Hello,

I would like to setup a ping test in one of my bash scripts. But *nix pings are continuous which would make the script continue until interrupted with Ctrl+C

How do you specify a certain number of pings to be issued?

***ah!!!
ping -c $IPADDR

nm.. figured it out.. :)

linux4me
February 13th, 2010, 06:21 PM
Yes, but you need an integer for the number of pings after the "-c" flag. For example, if you want to do three pings it would be:

ping -c 3 $IPADDR