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ping a host until it responds, then play a sound, then exit

Terminal - ping a host until it responds, then play a sound, then exit
Mac OSX: ping -oc 30 8.8.4.4 > /dev/null && say "Google name server is up" || say "This host is down"
2014-08-01 15:44:57
User: raulyca
Functions: ping
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ping a host until it responds, then play a sound, then exit

Audio acknowledgement for host availability.

When running the command from a Linux systems, you can use "festival" or "espeak" instead of "say".

Alternatives

There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
beepwhenup () { echo 'Enter host you want to ping:'; read PHOST; if [[ "$PHOST" == "" ]]; then exit; fi; while true; do ping -c1 -W2 $PHOST 2>&1 >/dev/null; if [[ "$?" == "0" ]]; then for j in $(seq 1 4); do beep; done; ping -c1 $PHOST; break; fi; done; }
2009-09-24 18:11:10
Functions: echo host ping read seq
Tags: ping beep
2

After this, just type:

beepwhenup

You need to install "beep" before this would make the beep sound.

Save it in your .profile if you want to use it later

WARNING: this command won't exit until it is successful. You won't be able to CONTROL+C out of it.

speakwhenup() { [ "$1" ] && PHOST="$1" || return 1; until ping -c1 -W2 $PHOST >/dev/null 2>&1; do sleep 5s; done; espeak "$PHOST is up" >/dev/null 2>&1; }
2014-11-26 10:22:18
User: aguslr
Functions: ping return sleep
Tags: ping beep espeak
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This allows for sleeping in between pings. Also, espeak needs to be installed.

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