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Linux in a Nutshell

This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.

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tracepath host [port]

TCP/IP command. Trace path to host and report the Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU.) A simplified version of traceroute without options meant for use by unprivileged users. If specified, it will use port to send UDP probe packets. host is the destination hostname or the IP number of the host to reach.

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