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Thread: ping in a bash script

  1. #1
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    Nov 2008

    ping in a bash script


    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?

    ping -c $IPADDR

    nm.. figured it out..
    Last edited by bluethundr; February 13th, 2010 at 05:55 PM. Reason: figured it out

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Ubuntu Mate 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: ping in a bash script

    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

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