I couldn’t work out a way to get ping to print a timestamp of when the ping took place. For some reason it seems as though this isn’t a sought after feature.
Luckily you can achieve the same thing using fping:
while [ 1 ] ; do echo $(date '+%F %T') $(fping -e google.com); sleep 1; done
Gives the following output:
2008-03-18 11:06:54 google.com is alive (250 ms)
2008-03-18 11:06:56 google.com is alive (248 ms)
2008-03-18 11:06:57 google.com is alive (268 ms)
2008-03-18 11:06:58 google.com is alive (250 ms)
2008-03-18 11:07:00 google.com is alive (250 ms)
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finally fixed the stupid fancy quotes wordpress insists on mangling in my nice bash code. You’d think that if you put
around some text, wordpress would realise it shouldn’t be messed with.