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The awesome ping / traceroute combination

Terminal - The awesome ping / traceroute combination
mtr <URL>
2013-05-10 09:48:23
User: techie
-13
The awesome ping / traceroute combination

In the sample output I used google.com.

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Seriously stop posting ridiculous duplicates. PLEASE use the search before posting commands.

Comment by malathion 172 weeks and 2 days ago

Why don't you back off!! These are commands that I use and maybe others will find useful too. If you don't like it then down vote and be gone!

Comment by techie 171 weeks and 5 days ago

Um, I'm gonna go with malathion. The search bar is right there at the top. Those are great commands, it's just that they're already in the "All-time greats."

Comment by oscar_mayer 171 weeks and 5 days ago

Even if they are they are not in the recent which is the ones I look at. I guess I am not the only one that does that.

Comment by techie 171 weeks and 4 days ago

No you pretty much are the only person. That's why this stupid and pointless post got -8 votes.

Comment by malathion 171 weeks and 2 days ago

how many of yours isn't in the minus??? Lets see.. Idiot!!

Comment by techie 169 weeks and 5 days ago

All of them.. HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!! Who is stupid now?

Comment by techie 169 weeks and 5 days ago

Please refrain from posting duplicate commands. Also sorry that the separation of the internet makes people feel that they can speak that loudly.

Also learn that there is almost always a method to other sites madness.

Comment by baldfat 168 weeks and 3 days ago

He got butthurt and voted down all my commands. Lol

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