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Ping, but with a graph.

Comes with the following super-powers:

  • Graph the ping time for multiple hosts
  • Graph the execution time for commands via the --cmd flag
  • Custom colours
  • Windows, Mac and Linux support

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Packaging status

Install 💿

  • macOS
  • Linux (Homebrew): brew install gping
  • CentOS (and other distributions with an old glibc): Download the MUSL build from the latest release
  • Windows/ARM:
  • Fedora (COPR): sudo dnf copr enable atim/gping -y && sudo dnf install gping
  • Cargo (This requires rustc version 1.67.0 or greater): cargo install gping
  • Arch Linux: pacman -S gping
  • Alpine linux: apk add gping
  • Ubuntu >23.10/Debian >13: apt install gping
  • Ubuntu/Debian (Azlux's repo):
echo 'deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/azlux.gpg] bookworm main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/azlux.list
sudo apt install gpg
curl -s | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/azlux.gpg > /dev/null
sudo apt update
sudo apt install gping
sudo eselect repository enable dm9pZCAq
sudo emerge --sync dm9pZCAq
sudo emerge net-misc/gping::dm9pZCAq
  • FreeBSD:
    • pkg: pkg install gping
    • ports cd /usr/ports/net-mgmt/gping; make install clean
  • Docker:
# Check all options
docker run --rm -ti --network host --help
# Ping
docker run --rm -ti --network host

Usage 🎷

Just run gping [host]. host can be a command like curl if the --cmd flag is used. You can also use shorthands like aws:eu-west-1 or aws:ca-central-1 to ping specific cloud regions. Only aws is currently supported.

$ gping --help
Ping, but with a graph.


  [HOSTS_OR_COMMANDS]...  Hosts or IPs to ping, or commands to run if --cmd is provided. Can use cloud shorthands like aws:eu-west-1.

          Graph the execution time for a list of commands rather than pinging hosts
  -n, --watch-interval <WATCH_INTERVAL>
          Watch interval seconds (provide partial seconds like '0.5'). Default for ping is 0.2, default for cmd is 0.5.
  -b, --buffer <BUFFER>
          Determines the number of seconds to display in the graph. [default: 30]
          Resolve ping targets to IPv4 address
          Resolve ping targets to IPv6 address
  -i, --interface <INTERFACE>
          Interface to use when pinging
  -s, --simple-graphics
          Uses dot characters instead of braille
      --vertical-margin <VERTICAL_MARGIN>
          Vertical margin around the graph (top and bottom) [default: 1]
      --horizontal-margin <HORIZONTAL_MARGIN>
          Horizontal margin around the graph (left and right) [default: 0]
  -c, --color <color>
          Assign color to a graph entry. This option can be defined more than once as a comma separated string, and the order which the colors are provided will be matched against the hosts or commands passed to gping. Hexadecimal RGB color codes are accepted in the form of '#RRGGBB' or the following color names: 'black', 'red', 'green', 'yellow', 'blue', 'magenta','cyan', 'gray', 'dark-gray', 'light-red', 'light-green', 'light-yellow', 'light-blue', 'light-magenta', 'light-cyan', and 'white'
  -h, --help
          Print help information
  -V, --version
          Print version information
          Clear the graph from the terminal after closing the program