Subject: Re: Automatically bumping device numbers
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Garrett D'Amore <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/24/2006 16:52:14
Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Mar 2006, Garrett D'Amore wrote:
>> As far as ifconfig, ifconfig behaves that way (needing -a to show all
>> interfaces) on other operating systems as well.  For example, without
>> arguments, ifconfig on Solaris shows a help message, just as on NetBSD.
> Linux net-tools, FreeBSD, DragonFly, and OpenBSD versions of ifconfig 
> print all interfaces with no arguments (-a is default).
>  Jeremy C. Reed

And -h to ifconfig apparently means something other than "help".

Again, I see no point in the change and good reason not to change, but I
don't feel strongly enough to have tussle over it.

Garrett D'Amore, Principal Software Engineer
Tadpole Computer / Computing Technologies Division,
General Dynamics C4 Systems
Phone: 951 325-2134  Fax: 951 325-2191