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I wish to ping three local devices, every 5 min, without stopping, from a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian OS. When my Pi powers on, I want that to automatically start.

I saw an old post about it, but not sure where to start.

marked as duplicate by Rui F Ribeiro, user34720, Mr Shunz, telcoM, elbarna Feb 7 at 15:15

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As it is described in the answer you mention the best solution is to use cron. This is the record you need to have to run every 5 minutes:

*/5 * * * * /path/to/shell_script

And the shell script itself can be something like:

ping -q -c1 host1
ping -q -c1 host2
ping -q -c1 host3

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