Subject: Re: "eval" in rc.d/network
To: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
From: None <>
List: tech-net
Date: 09/15/2000 01:29:59
>	while read args; do
>	case "$args" in
>		'')	;;
>		'#'*)	;;
>		*)	ifconfig $int $args ;;
>	esac; done </etc/ifconfig.$int
>would work more clearly ("read" already strips leading whitespace).
>Trailing comments on a line containing ifconfig args have never been
>handled, so there's no need to start now.

	which one (eval or case) do people like better?  i'll test "case"
	variant locally.

>  | 	actually, I was confused by the fact
>  | 		nwid ''
>  | 	does not work in ifconfig.wi0, as '' itseif (not the empty string)
>  | 	will be passed as the SSID.  
>Fixing that would require an eval on the ifconfig, and while it isn't
>likely, that could break other stuff.

	a tricky workaround (from onoe) is to use the following :-P
		nwid 0x