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What is ping -a, -n , -l , -f, -i , -v ,-r, -s, -j, -k, -w ??
Please explains these things in details as i am terms
what does these commands do and what are their functions ??

I have searched alot on google but didnot get specific results

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Here's the easy list.

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] [-R] [-S srcaddr] [-4] [-6] target_name

Options:
-t Ping the specified host until stopped.
To see statistics and continue - type Control-Break;
To stop - type Control-C.
-a Resolve addresses to hostnames.
-n count Number of echo requests to send.
-l size Send buffer size.
-f Set Don't Fragment flag in packet (IPv4-only).
-i TTL Time To Live.
-v TOS Type Of Service (IPv4-only. This setting has been deprecated
and has no effect on the type of service field in the IP Head
er).
-r count Record route for count hops (IPv4-only).
-s count Timestamp for count hops (IPv4-only).
-j host-list Loose source route along host-list (IPv4-only).
-k host-list Strict source route along host-list (IPv4-only).
-w timeout Timeout in milliseconds to wait for each reply.
-R Use routing header to test reverse route also (IPv6-only).
-S srcaddr Source address to use.
-4 Force using IPv4.
-6 Force using IPv6.

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type ping on command prompt and hit enter. dos will show you all ping attribute with their description.

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Hi,

Ping is nothing but "Packet Interface Goofing" and one can see a detail expalnation on each Ping command bu following these steps as below :

goto----start-----cmd-----and type ping /? and press enter you can view a detail description on each ping command.

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