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Re: Output format improvment for ifconfig(8)
On Oct 31, 2012, at 7:56 PM, Paul Goyette <paul%whooppee.com@localhost> wrote:
> Some time ago, I created the snprintb_m(3) to print bit field values across
> multiple output lines, rather than on a single, potentially very long line,
> and cpuctl(8) (for i386/amd64) was modified to use this for the multiple CPU
> features lines.
> I'd like to make similar changes to ifconfig(8) for the capabilities,
> enabled, and flags field.
> The following diffs shows how the output would change. (I am certain that my
> mailer will screw up the presentation of the long lines, so I have also
> attached the diffs!) The code changes are also attached.
> Any objections or suggestions?
ifconfig is one of those commands that shows up in scripts a lot;
I wonder if that would break things for some people.
--Steve Bellovin, https://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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