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help with appending (nping)

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

I was hoping if anyone is able to know how to append to the output file on this script so that the next scan will keep on writing to the same file and not overwrite the previous results!

Thank you very much

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Tip ! Use the following command to write the results to a text file, you can then use a batch / AutoIt or VBS script to email you the results:
nping 192.168.20.0-100 > networklog.txt

 

 

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nping 192.168.20.0-100 >> networklog.txt

That will append the text to the file


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this is more a DOS question than an AutoIt one: use the operator >> instead of > to redirect the output to be appended to a file. like this:

nping 192.168.20.0-100 >> networklog.txt

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Thanks guys!!

I kind of got what I wanted (sort of) I really wanted to scan 2 ranges on the same command line for example 192.168.1.20-40  then from 192.168.1.130-140 but the work around is for me to enter the command twice and append to it.

If anyone has the solution that would be awesome! If not thanks very much!! 

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maybe like this?

nping 192.168.1.20-40 > networklog.txt & nping 192.168.1.130-140 >> networklog.txt

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

 

maybe like this?

nping 192.168.1.20-40 > networklog.txt & nping 192.168.1.130-140 >> networklog.txt

 

 

Thanks but I get "the process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process"

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

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it works for me:

I use the above line of code (as is, the & sign must be present in the middle of the two commands) in a single dos line within a cmd prompt and I get the result of both nping commands in a single networklog.txt.

maybe the output file is locked in some way? try to use a new filename networklog2.txt for example

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it works for me:

I use the above line of code (as is, the & sign must be present in the middle of the two commands) in a single dos line within a cmd prompt and I get the result of both nping commands in a single networklog.txt.

maybe the output file is locked in some way? try to use a new filename networklog2.txt for example

 

whao really? I still have same issue:

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if you run the above line in 2 separate commands does it works?

nping 192.168.1.20-40 > networklog.txt
nping 192.168.1.130-140 >> networklog.txt

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I just ran the command line "nping 192.168.1.20-40 > networklog.txt & nping 192.168.1.130-140 >> networklog.txt" on my Windows 7 machine and I didn't get that error message.

The "&" in the command line tells cmd to execute the second half of the line only after the first part of the line has completed, so there shouldn't be any reason why the file is in use.


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#11 ·  Posted (edited)

 

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if you run the above line in 2 separate commands does it works?

nping 192.168.1.20-40 > networklog.txt
nping 192.168.1.130-140 >> networklog.txt

Yeah it does work if i run 2 seperate times. I don't know why i get that error msg if i have it on one line..it makes so sense :S 

Anyways no need to keep at this. I got my original answer to append to file so we're good.

Thanks again

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#12 ·  Posted

I know I'm brining up a super old thread. But I just ran into this tool after years.. and need to use this again. Anyone able to tell me how I can make the script count the total IP's pinged?

As of now:

nping 192.168.1.20-40 > networklog.txt (eg: this has 20 machines)
nping 192.168.1.130-140 >> networklog.txt (eg: this has 10)

will give me the correct results of each ranges however I need to know how many in total was pinged from both of the ranges above (totalling 30 machines)

I hope that makes sense :S

 

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