One ping....one ping only. [-q] [-v] [-R]

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  1. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

    Sdashiki

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    How many people hear the word ping and automatically say:

    [​IMG]

    One ping. One Ping only.

    or something like that?

    (its from The Hunt for Red October)

    do these same people know what:

    [-q] [-v] [-R]

    means?
     
  2. iBlue macrumors Core

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    HAHA funny, actually yes I do think of that when I hear/see "ping". (and I hear it with his horrible impression of a Russian accent too. Sean Connery is awesome though either way, lucky for him)

    no idea what the [-q] [-v] [-R] is though. (something with Sonar?)
     
  3. floriflee macrumors 68030

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    Me, too!!

    *especially since the hubby recently found the DVD in the $5 bin and we watched it last week* :D
     
  4. Queso macrumors G4

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    type "man ping" into a Terminal window for an explanation of all options :)

    And I've never seen "The Hunt for Red October", so no on the other thing.
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I don't understand the point of conflicting flags. -q typically implies 'quiet output', which directly conflicts with -v which is typically 'verbose output'. -R basically turns ping into traceroute. But no, even though I watched THFRO just this last weekend for the umpteenth time, I was using ping long before that movie came out, so I don't think of that when I think ping.
     
  6. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    Well, what else would you do if you wanted to verify distance to target?
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    True..

    This is not optimal for war or espionage.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    he was doing an accent, you thought? I kinda figured he was just speaking with his regular voice...I guess I didn't catch it...
     
  9. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Especially when you are underwater! ;) :p :D
     
  10. R.Youden macrumors 68020

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    When ever I hear a ping I think of the birth on Monty Python and the Meaning of Life, or am I missing something here?
     
  11. Sdashiki thread starter macrumors 68040

    Sdashiki

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    :thick connery accent:

    one ping...

    one ping only.....

    hold on the -ly part and you got it!
     
  12. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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  13. Queso macrumors G4

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    And the most expensive machine in the hospital in case the administrator comes :D

    Wait, they had two Macs? :confused:
     
  14. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    "Aah! I see you have the machine that goes 'ping'. This is my favourite. You see, we lease this back from the company we sold it to, and that way, it comes under the monthly current budget and not the capital account."
     
  15. Queso macrumors G4

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    **round of applause**
     
  16. takao macrumors 68040

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    since the name of the PC networking ping is actually coming from the sonar "ping" the analogy is quite obvious

    but i don't use the phrase
     

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