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Old 05-31-2002
-c option in ping command

What does '-c' mean in ping command? Is this option specific to bash shell?

Deepa
# 2  
Old 05-31-2002
Try the command:
Code:
man ping

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Old 05-31-2002
-c traffic_class

Specify the traffic class of probe packets. The value must be an integer in the range from 0 to 255. Gateways along the path may route the probe packet differently depending upon the value of
traffic_class set in the probe packet. This option is valid only on IPv6.

This information i it got from the help pages on "ping".

abhijeet.
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Old 05-31-2002
That's the reason I said to check the man page.
On many ping implementations, -c is the count of packets to send...

Like I said, read your local man page.

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