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Re: [bug-inetutils] ping, --count=NUMBER

From: Jeff Bailey
Subject: Re: [bug-inetutils] ping, --count=NUMBER
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 07:12:15 -0700

On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 11:29 PM, Sergey Poznyakoff <address@hidden> wrote:
Instead of changing the `-c' behaviour we can simply introduce a new
option that will cause ping to stop after the default number of packets.
FWIW, the `-C' letter is still unused in ping, so we can use it for
that purpose.  This will make for a good mnemonics.  The corresponding
long option might be more verbose, say `--default-count'.

I don't know that I'd bother putting a long option in.  Or make it --zOMG-you-couldve-just-used-c4-why-are-you-using-a-long-option =) 

Jeff Bailey - http://www.raspberryginger.com/jbailey/
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