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Old 10-12-2009
Ping not found from the script


I have written a script which pings a host. When I executed the script, it is saying that line 1: PING: command not found
But if I run the ping from command prompt like "ping -c 1 piias1576" I am getting perfect result.

`/bin/ping -c 1 piias1576`
if [ $? != 0 ]
mail sibasha -s"piias1576 is down" -c rautsha; pendemna < piias1576_msg_fail
mail sibasha -s"piias1576 is up" -c rautsha; pendemna < piias1576_msg_success

Can anyone tell me where I am doing the wrong?
# 2  
Old 10-12-2009
are you sure /bin/ping exists?
# 3  
Old 10-12-2009
Originally Posted by siba.s.nayak
if I run the ping from command prompt
What does which ping return?
# 4  
Old 10-12-2009
Not every UNIX has ping in /bin/. Run
which ping
type ping

and use that path.
# 5  
Old 10-12-2009
Actually First I wrote this line (`/bin/ping -c 1 piias1576`) as (`ping -c 1 piias1576`) and found the PING not found, So I checked the which ping and changed with full path.
# 6  
Old 10-12-2009
ping script on Solaris 8

I don't know exactly what your OS is, but I tried the following script below on a Solaris 8 system. To ensure it would work, I had to a) add as the first line #!/bin/sh (because I run c-shell on that machine) and b) remove the beginning and ending `. Also added targetHost var, just for niceness.



/usr/sbin/ping -c 1 $targetHost

if [ $? != 0 ]
echo "$targetHost is down"
echo "$targetHost is up"
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