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PRIPS(1) BSD General Commands Manual PRIPS(1)

NAME

prips — print the IP addresses in a given range

SYNOPSIS

prips [-c] [-d delim] [-e exclude] [-f format] [-i incr] start end
prips
[-c] [-d delim] [-e exclude] [-f format] [-i incr] CIDR-block
prips -h

DESCRIPTION

The prips tool can be used to print all of the IP addresses in a given range. It can enhance tools that only work on one host at a time, e.g. whois(1).

The prips tool accepts the following command-line options:

-c

Print the range in CIDR notation.

-d delim

Set the delimiter to the character with ASCII code delim where 0 <= delim <= 255.

-e <x.x.x,x.x>

Exclude ranges from the output.

-f format

Set the format of addresses (hex, dec, or dot).

-h

Show summary of options.

-i incr

Set the increment to ’x’.

ENVIRONMENT

The prips tool’s operation is not influenced by any environment variables.

FILES

The prips tool’s operation is not influenced by any files.

EXAMPLES

Display all the addresses in a reserved subnet:

prips 192.168.32.0 192.168.32.255

The same, using CIDR notation:

prips 192.168.32.0/24

Display only the usable addresses in a class A reserved subnet using a space instead of a newline for a delimiter:

prips -d 32 10.0.0.1 10.255.255.255

Display every fourth address in a weird block:

prips -i 4 192.168.32.7 192.168.33.5

Determine the smallest CIDR block containing two addresses:

prips -c 192.168.32.5 192.168.32.11

DIAGNOSTICS

The prips utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

SEE ALSO

ipsc(1), gipsc(1)

STANDARDS

No standards were harmed in the writing of the prips tool.

HISTORY

The prips tool was originally written by Daniel Kelly and later adopted by Peter Pentchev. This manual page was originally written by Juan Alvarez for the Debian GNU/Linux system and later added to the prips distribution and converted to mdoc format by Peter Pentchev.

AUTHORS

Daniel Kelly ⟨ dan [AT] vertekcorp.com
Juan Alvarez ⟨ jalvarez [AT] fluidsignal.com
Peter Pentchev ⟨ roam [AT] ringlet.net

BUGS

Please report any bugs in the prips tool to its current maintainer, Peter Pentchev.

BSD March 1, 2011 BSD

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