Install gping on Ubuntu 20.04

The ping command can be used to determine if a network host is reachable by sending ICMP echo requests to a host. The gping is a command line tool that is similar to the ping command, except gping displays results in graphical format.

This tutorial explains how to install gping on Ubuntu 20.04.

Install gping

Download GPG key and add it to a list of the trusted keys. Add Azlux’s repository and update the package lists.

wget -qO - https://azlux.fr/repo.gpg.key | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb http://packages.azlux.fr/debian/ stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/azlux.list
sudo apt update

Install gping:

sudo apt install -y gping

When installation is finished, we can check gping version:

gping --version

Testing gping

Run the gping command and provide a host as argument.

gping google.com
Display ping results in graph using gping on Ubuntu

Press CTRL+C, to exit gping.

Uninstall gping

If you want to completely remove gping, run the following command:

sudo apt purge --autoremove -y gping

Remove GPG key and repository:

sudo apt-key del 0312D8E6
sudo rm -rf /etc/apt/sources.list.d/azlux.list

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