Subject: misc/6877: /etc/netstart output is ugly
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/25/1999 19:11:14
>Number:         6877
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       /etc/netstart output is ugly
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    misc-bug-people (Misc Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Jan 25 11:20:01 1999
>Originator:     Scott Telford
>Release:        1.3.3
System: NetBSD trillian 1.3.3 NetBSD 1.3.3 (TRILLIAN) #7: Mon Jan 18 23:42:14 GMT 1999 root@trillian:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/TRILLIAN i386

	When /etc/netstart is ifconfig'ing the network interface(s), it
	outputs to the console both the interface name and the ifconfig
	output in a badly-formatted way; eg. on my /i386 system with an
	ne0 interface, it reads:

configuring network interfaces: ne0ne0: flags=8863<UP,...

	Watch system with network interface(s) boot up.
	I suggest the echoing of the interface name is suppressed as it
	is superfluous if ifconfig output is shown. Eg. something like:

--- /etc/netstart	Fri Dec 11 22:56:12 1998
+++ netstart	Mon Jan 18 23:54:42 1999
@@ -80,14 +80,12 @@
-	echo -n 'configuring network interfaces:'
+	echo 'configuring network interfaces:'
 	for int in $tmp; do
 		eval `echo 'args=$ifconfig_'$int`
 		if [ -n "$args" ]; then
-			echo -n " $int"
 			ifconfig $int $args
 		elif [ -f /etc/ifconfig.$int ]; then
-			echo -n " $int"
 			(while read args; do
 				ifconfig $int $args
 			done) < /etc/ifconfig.$int