Subject: Re: Ifconfig
To: None <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.org>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/27/2006 20:15:08
> Running ifconfig
> without any arguments is a convenient, easy, and cheap way to get a
> reminder of what its flags are.
It's a valid enough reservation, but I think a more conventional -\?
or -h will do the same, less surprisingly to many users.
In my opinion, "ifconfig -a" is much more frequently useful than
"ifconfig" without options to be reminded of its usage. YMMV,
certainly, but I repeat my vote in favour of the change. By all means
add a "help" option, if convenient.