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If let's say I use ping command in the form of ping -p 'xyz' 1.1.1.1 can I read the pattern xyz on 1.1.1.1? Are there more ways in which you transmit data using ping command?

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What shell are you running this from? What OS are you using? And in what language do you want to retrieve the xyz parameter? Please elaborate! – Oldskool Jan 1 '13 at 12:33
    
I'm using linux, using bash. Language does not matter as such. – gizgok Jan 1 '13 at 17:47

If you run

tcpdump -A icmp

on 1.1.1.1 you'll see the ping packets and their data.

Read the man page for ping to see all the options.

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Or any other network sniffer; e.g., Ethereal. – Scott Jan 2 '13 at 0:21
    
I agree with Barmar completely. I would have said this as well, especially the last sentence. All you literally have to do is the following: – Eric Milliot-Martinez Aug 23 '15 at 3:45

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