[ipxe-devel] Push request : Adapt Ping command for scripting

Michael Brown mcb30 at ipxe.org
Thu Oct 23 15:54:33 UTC 2014

On 19/10/14 21:09, cyr-ius wrote:
> I added two new options to the ping command to allow the execution of
> the command from a script.
>      the counter parameter indicates the number of response to show. If
> no argument then control the infinite loop
>     the quiet parameter to hide messages on the screen setting.
> It is thus possible to script the ping command.
> example:
>         ping -c 1 -q && echo echo || Link UP DOWN link
> example :
>      ping (request infinite loop)
>      ping -c 2 (request two ping echo)
>      ping -c 2 -q (no echo on display)
> Is it possible to add these changes to the original code ?

I've created a reworked version of your patch at


Please let me know if this works as expected for you.


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