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Re: Output format improvment for ifconfig(8)

On Thu, Nov 01, 2012 at 05:16:27PM +1100, Malcolm Herbert wrote:
 > ... whilst we're[1] fiddling with this format, why not go the whole hog
 > and make something really machine-readable with an XML format output?

Because XML is gross.

Besides, this is Unix; a "machine-readable" output should be columnar

David A. Holland

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