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Re: ifconfig v2

> I was just reminded what improvements can be made to ifconfig output
> when I read this ifconfig output that appeared on current-users
> today: [...]

There's one thing I notice about these purported improvements: they are
improvements aimed strictly at human interaction.  If these are
adopted, I expect a lot of scripts to explode very badly - I know some
of mine would.

I would also expect a lot of sysadmins getting surprised and annoyed
upon discovering that their reflexes are broken by an "upgrade" -
basically, the human-layer version of the same thing - but that's a
risk for almost any change.

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