I'm trying to send a small string to statsd via nc inside of a read block:
while read line; do printf "folder.counter:value|1c" | nc -q 0 -u $host $port done
Unfortunately, when in UDP mode, nc seems to want to wait indefinitely, even though I've specified
-q 0, which the man page says will make the program exit immediately after EOF.
I've tried passing
-w 1, but if the data I'm sending comes in at more than one line per second, the data buffers up, and I lose my real time stats (not to mention risking a buffer overflow of some sort).
Is it possible to do what I'm trying to do with netcat, or am I going to need to write something in language which has a statsd library?