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CentOS Linux Error: -bash: traceroute: command not found

You may receive the below error on a Linux server which is caused by traceroute not being installed. The chances are that if traceroute is not installed that the tracepath package is installed. The difference between the two is that tracepath does not require superuser privileges and traceroute does require super user privileges. Below is information on the traceroute error, how to install traceroute using yum on CentOS Linux, or how to alternatively use tracepath instead of traceroute.