Command to trace a route?

Kelly D. Grills kdgrills at
Wed Aug 31 01:28:43 GMT 2005

On Fri, Aug 26, 2005 at 04:50:43PM -0500, Efren Bravo wrote:
> Hi, 
>  What's the name of the command to trace a route to a host, on windows 
> is tracert. 
>  Thanks.... 

As others have pointed out it's traceroute.
apropos may help the next time you're looking for a command:

$ apropos route | grep trace
traceroute(8)            - print the route packets take to network host
traceroute6(8)           - print the route IPv6 packets will take to a network node

The you can:

$ man 8 traceroute

Kelly D. Grills
kdgrills at
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