Subject: Re: Ifconfig
To: Marcin Jessa <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Quentin Garnier <email@example.com>
Date: 03/27/2006 16:32:08
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On Sat, Mar 25, 2006 at 04:31:29PM +0000, Marcin Jessa wrote:
> The thing is most people seem to want to be able to replace=20
> the old behaviour of ifconfig which requires -a flag to list all the devi=
> with just ifconfig as on most of the other open source operating systems.
For some definitions of "most".
Like for one I really don't understand the fight over this.
And also you should be aware that on Linux, ifconfig !=3D ifconfig -a.
The former doesn't list interfaces that are not up. Now *that's* what
I call an annoying behaviour.
Quentin Garnier - firstname.lastname@example.org - cube@NetBSD.org
"When I find the controls, I'll go where I like, I'll know where I want
to be, but maybe for now I'll stay right here on a silent sea."
KT Tunstall, Silent Sea, Eye to the Telescope, 2004.
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