route command has a feature that will show what route will be selected for a given host. For example:
/Users/mhaase $ route get google.com route to: iad23s07-in-f8.1e100.net destination: iad23s07-in-f8.1e100.net gateway: 10.36.13.1 interface: en0 flags: <UP,GATEWAY,HOST,DONE,WASCLONED,IFSCOPE,IFREF> recvpipe sendpipe ssthresh rtt,msec rttvar hopcount mtu expire 0 0 0 0 0 0 1500 0
I occasionally find this useful if I am manually messing with routing tables to make sure that the routing rules are working as expected.
The GNU version of route does not have this same "get" subcommand. Is there some equivalent or alternative for GNU/Linux?