date/time stamp in ping command


Most of you are very familiar with ping command which is most commonly used to check any network device is alive or not. A very simple and useful command. And if we can add date/time stamp in it, it will be more helpful to generate a good statistics. It is very easy in Linux without doing any extra development, simply need to combine few commands to work together.

You can combine few commands, to tweak the ping command as follows:

ping localhost | xargs -n1 -i bash -c ‘echo `date +%F\ %T`” {}”‘

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