csv file of ping every minutes

while true; do (date | tr "\n" ";") && ping -q -c 1 www.google.com|tail -1|cut -d/ -f5 ;sleep 1; done >> uptime.csv
Used in OS X. tr "\n" ";" may be replaced by echo ";" with linux versions of date. I reused ping -q -c 1 www.google.com|tail -1|cut -d/ -f5
Sample Output
Mer  6 f?v 2013 22:58:23 CET;37.756
Mer  6 f?v 2013 22:58:24 CET;36.194
Mer  6 f?v 2013 22:58:25 CET;28.422
Mer  6 f?v 2013 22:58:26 CET;38.456
Mer  6 f?v 2013 22:58:27 CET;29.385
Mer  6 f?v 2013 22:58:28 CET;38.182
Mer  6 f?v 2013 22:58:29 CET;27.605

By: fanchok
2013-02-06 22:06:09

What Others Think

The suffix ".csv" implies "comma separated variables". This command generates a file containing semi-colon seprated variables. Here is a snippet: nl uptime.csv | head -3 1 Sun Feb 10 10:37:54 GMT 2013;23.313 2 Sun Feb 10 10:37:55 GMT 2013;23.355 3 Sun Feb 10 10:37:56 GMT 2013;22.760 What is the point of this command? How is a "csv file of ping every minutes" helpful?
mpb · 496 weeks and 2 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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