Subject: Re: always print IPv4 alias addresses
To: Lucio De Re <email@example.com>
From: Mike Cheponis <mac@Wireless.Com>
Date: 04/29/2001 23:03:18
For what it's worth, FreeBSD does the same thing for "ifconfig -a"
as it does for "ifconfig".
Its man page says: "When no arguments are given, -a is implied."
I like that.
On Mon, 30 Apr 2001, Lucio De Re wrote:
> Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 06:49:13 +0200
> From: Lucio De Re <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: always print IPv4 alias addresses
> On Sun, Apr 29, 2001 at 05:42:27PM -0400, John Hawkinson wrote:
> > > Maybe we can invert the meaning of -A to *not* print aliases ?
> > That clearly violates the principal of least surprise. Choose
> > another option letter, please.
> It's always bothered me that a plain ifconfig (no options) returns an
> error, where it could oh so easily perform the "-a" function (the
> documentation is absurd enough to claim that "-a" is a special
> interface name :-(
> Perhaps we can let "-a" mean something slightly different from the
> total absence of options, with the aliases as a primary difference?