Sign up ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free.

Simple question how do you ping using terminal for example Google and get back the statistics of it? I mean packets transmitted packets lost ttl etc. because I tried different options using ping --help but typing ping the list in Terminal just keeps roll down icmp_req=1 icmp_req=2 icmp_req=3 and 4,5,6,7 and so on... and looks like never to stop.

share|improve this question

2 Answers 2

up vote 4 down vote accepted

You can also tell ping the number of pings to send, or 'count.'

ping -c3

PING ( 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=50 time=34.0 ms 64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=50 time=38.8 ms 64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=3 ttl=50 time=38.8 ms

--- ping statistics --- 3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2000ms rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 34.053/37.272/38.897/2.287 ms

share|improve this answer
yes! that works too, thanx. – JoKeR Jan 28 '14 at 21:46

All you need to do is hit Ctrl-C in the terminal, and it will stop. Then it will display the results you're looking for.

PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=57 time=40.2 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=57 time=42.7 ms
--- ping statistics ---
2 packets transmitted, 2 received, 0% packet loss, time 1001ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 40.247/41.505/42.764/1.274 ms
share|improve this answer
hah indeed! thanx man a lot, I appreciate it. – JoKeR Jan 28 '14 at 21:39
No problem. Glad I could help! – Vote4Nixon Jan 28 '14 at 21:40

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.