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ping Options -o pids Omit all processes with the specified process ID. You may list several process IDs. -s Return a single process ID. -x Also return process IDs of shells running the named scripts. ping ping [options] host Linux Commands Description System administration command. Confirm that a remote host is online and responding. ping is intended for use in network testing, measurement, and management. Because of the load it can impose on the network, it is unwise to use ping during normal operations or from auto- mated scripts. Options