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What's the difference between "@find" and "ping"?
I try both of it, it's working fine, I didn't see any difference.


Peter CCH
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    "find" looks for a word in a file, "ping" checks to see if a computer is
    online and measures latency. What are they supposed to have in common?

    Though, based on your subject line I guess it is a typo and you're curious
    about the difference between "@ping" and "ping". The answer is: no difference
    if you type on the command line directly, but if you put it in a batch file
    the one without the @ will cause the command to be echoed to the console
    before it is run, whereas the one with the @ will run without the command
    being printed.

    You can turn the echoing on and off for more than one line with "echo on"
    and "echo off" - you will often see batch files with "@echo off" at the top -
    turns off echo and doesn't ecen show the "echo off" command.

    =====
    Phlip

    Christmas comes but once per 31.6887nHz cycle

    "Peter CCH" wrote:

    > What's the difference between "@find" and "ping"?
    > I try both of it, it's working fine, I didn't see any difference.
    >
    >
    > Peter CCH
    >
    >
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    Peter CCH wrote:

    > What's the difference between "@find" and "ping"?
    > I try both of it, it's working fine, I didn't see any difference.
    >
    >
    > Peter CCH
    >
    Hi,

    You will see the difference only in a batch file, @ means "echo off"
    for this command line.


    Using @ping.exe in a batch file will give you this output:

    --------------------8<----------------------
    Usage: ping [-t] [-a] [-n count] [-l size] [-f] [-i TTL] [-v TOS]
    [-r count] [-s count] [[-j host-list] | [-k host-list]]
    [-w timeout] target_name
    --------------------8<----------------------


    Using ping.exe in a batch file will give you this output:
    --------------------8<----------------------
    D:\>ping.exe

    Usage: ping [-t] [-a] [-n count] [-l size] [-f] [-i TTL] [-v TOS]
    [-r count] [-s count] [[-j host-list] | [-k host-list]]
    [-w timeout] target_name
    --------------------8<----------------------


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    @ suppresses the line from appearing on screen.

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    "Peter CCH" <petercch.wodoy@gmail.com> wrote in message news:1126515293.815036.240990@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    > What's the difference between "@find" and "ping"?
    > I try both of it, it's working fine, I didn't see any difference.
    >
    >
    > Peter CCH
    >
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