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Ping time stamp

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I am running the line Ping <Address> -t > Pingtest.txt from the command line of a WIN NT Server and I want to be able to add a Time stamp to each ping so I can look in the  log at a specified time and see what the ping was.

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Question by:Richard_Eustace
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by:defore
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ping 4.2.2.2 -t -s 4 > ping.txt

Thanks
Steven
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by:Richard_Eustace
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I tried

ping greenmile -t -s 4 > ping.txt

and got

Pinging greenmile.Kainos.com [10.0.4.139] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 10.0.4.139: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128

    Timestamp: 10.0.4.139 : 3406857986

Reply from 10.0.4.139: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128

    Timestamp: 10.0.4.139 : 3038021378


The number does not look like a time, I would lihe a time stamp like 12/03/2002 12:30:33
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JimmyPop earned 50 total points
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Are you trying to get the date stamp on each ping reply?  I know NT has command line utils called 'date' and 'time' that will spit out the current date/time.  With the /t parameter (on either commandline util) you are not prompted for into.  With some crafty batch file work you could periodically record the time/date using this.
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The timestamp you see, ie 3406857986, is in Universal Time; basically the way Unix determines time. To my knowledge, there is no switch available to the ping command that would convert it into "human readable" format.

Perhaps your best bet is to use:
date [enter] (displays current date)
time [enter] (displays current time)
ping greenmile -t (if you want a continuous ping)
time [enter] (displays current time)

Ping is basically used for measuring host response in milliseconds (1/1000 of a second). It would be impossible to timestamp anything that takes less that 1000ms since that would equate to less that 1 second; which is the maximum accuracy supported by system clocks. You would need something more accurate that would produce something like the following: 03/14/02 03:14:52.189, displaying the fractions of a second.
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by:CyberStretch
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You may be interested in a utility such as Ping Plotter (http://www.pingplotter.com) to get the details you require.
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by:Gangavaram
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I Would need  perl script for Ping with Date and time stamp
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