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Piping on DOS / Ping IP Addresses in Text File

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Hi,

I am using Xp machine with SP2. I created a text file and filled it with IP addresses on each line. i want to ping these IPs one after the other not manually. I tried the following

(type ip.txt | ping) and it did not work!

would you please help?

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I would suggest a few modifications though.

To only ping once, waiting for, at most .1 seconds to time out:
for /f "tokens=*" %a in (ip.txt) do ping -n 1 -w 100 %a

To only show responding IPs:
for /f "tokens=*" %a in (ip.txt) do ping -n 1 -w 100 %a|find /i "Reply"

And to ping an entire subnet:
for /l %a in (1,1,254) do ping -n 1 -w 100 192.168.1.%a|find /i "Reply"

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