Print incoming UDP messages as hex dump or plain text on the command line with the free Swiss File Knife for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
sfk fromnet [port] [options]
receive network text sent by sfk tolog or tonetlog.
if a port number is given, it is used to receive text
instead of the default UDP port 21323.
-raw do not cache text lines without linefeed
but print them to terminal immediately.
default is to wait for a linefeed, to join
large lines split across multiple messages.
-timeout=n wait up to n msec for input, then continue
with next chain command, if any. default
since sfk 1.8.8 is to wait endless if no
input is received.
-nowait with command chaining, always go to next
command even without any input
-port=n to specify receive port by option
cannot not use chain input data.
see alsosfk netlog - how to send SFK network text
sfk udpdump - print raw udp data immediately
A recommended GUI tool to view and filter network text
is Depeche View. Type sfk getdv to download, then run
the tool by dview -net for instant net text display.
It runs with Windows, and on Linux/Mac using WINE.
web referencehttp://stahlworks.com/sfk-fromnetexamplessfk fromnet
wait for incoming text and print it to terminal.
sfk fromnet +filter -high red error +loop
highlight errors in red in the incoming text.
sfk echo "waiting ..." +fromnet 5000
prints a message then waits for text on port 5000.
to send text on the same machine use:
sfk echo "hello" +tonetlog localhost:5000