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With the help of Abhas Bhaiyya, I could write this shell script which checks if an ipaddress can be pinged.


if [ `ping -c1 >/dev/null; echo $?` -eq 1 ]
echo “not able to ping”

/dev/null is used here so that the output of the ping command is not compared with 1.
$? gives out the return code of the command.


‘!$’ is the right answer.

For example: $vim
$chmod +x !$

So what is happening above is
first vim opens a file.
then after you have written a perl script, you would like to make it executable. There is no need for you to specify the file name again. You can just use !$.
In the third command again to execute the file, there is no need to mention the file name again. You just use !$ again.

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