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Re: Default behaviour of 'ifconfig'

On Fri, Dec 03, 2010 at 10:04:59AM +0100, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 03, 2010 at 10:01:50AM +0100, Marc Balmer wrote:
> > A cursory check on the Unix systems I run, including some Linux boxen,
> > revealed that all of them but NetBSD have 'ifconfig', when called
> > without arguments, default to the behaviour of 'ifconfig -a', which
> > seems both natural and handy to me.
> Solaris ifconfig shows the usage help.

So does (did?) System V, I don't think UnixWare changed it either.

So where did the 'display info' variant come from?  :-)


David Laight:

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