prettyping is a wrapper around the standard
ping tool with the objective of
making the output prettier, more colorful, more compact, and easier to read.
prettyping runs the standard
ping in the background and parses its output,
showing the ping responses in a graphical way at the terminal (by using
colors and Unicode characters).
prettyping is written in
awk, and is reported to work on many
different systems (Linux, Mac OS X, BSD…), as well as running on different
Read about the history of this project, as well as detailed information, screenshots, videos at: http://denilsonsa.github.io/prettyping/
bash(tested on 4.20, should work on versions as old as 2008)
awk(either gawk, mawk, nawk or busybox awk; should work on
gawkversions as old as 2008; should probably work on any other awk implementation)
iputils, or any other version that prints essentially the same output, like Mac OS X ping or oping)
tputto auto-detect the terminal size.
chmod +x prettyping
That's all! No root permission is required. You can save and run it from any
directory. As long as your user can run
prettyping will work.
For people building a
prettyping package (for any Linux distro or for Mac OS
X), just install the
prettyping script into
/usr/bin/, or whatever
directory is appropriate. No other file is necessary.