Unix Tip #4617- November 1, 2014


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PING THE HOST TABLE


There's no need to grep and
pipe the output into awk
(you can "grep" with awk.)

awk '/^[0-9]/{print $1}' /etc/hosts |xargs -l ping -c 1 $1


This tip generously supported by: bmaclean@silverplatter.com

And another:

awk '/^[^#]/ {system("ping -c 1 "$1)}' < /etc/hosts


This tip generously supported by: maddox@xmission.com



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