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I get an error when I try to execute this command on Red Hat Linux.

$ ss -s
-bash: ss: command not found

It is supposed to be for checking socket statistics. How do I execute this?

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Is the iproute package installed, are you root, or is /usr/sbin in your PATH? – tink Feb 18 '13 at 22:04
ahh thanks... /usr/sbin/ss did the trick! thanks tink ;) – dimas Feb 18 '13 at 22:07
You're welcome :) ... can a comment be flagged as a solution? ;D – tink Feb 18 '13 at 23:30
Ha I wish... if you transfer your comment as an answer ;) – dimas Feb 19 '13 at 2:30
up vote 2 down vote accepted

As per comment above: Try with the full path;

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Thanks again!!! – dimas Feb 19 '13 at 4:42

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