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Re: [opensuse] ipconfrig--where?
  • From: John Andersen <jsamyth@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 01 Oct 2009 12:25:32 -0700
  • Message-id: <4AC5022C.9090002@xxxxxxxxx>
kanenas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

In this case it would take very little effort from one of the gurus to make
the grumpy third or two thirds smile if ip outputs at least the same info as
ifconfig on a simple call. Probably it would take less time than arguing
about it.


In fact, since ip does nothing without parameters, simply having it default
to ifconfig output (character for character identical) would make sense.

The backbone of 'Nix systems is small fast command line utilities that can
be aggregated, built upon, and invoked from everywhere.

When people start replacing these with "new and improved" utilities with
not so much as a thought to backward compatibility they break things
in places they don't even know about.

The vast majority of use of ifconfig (and ipconfig in windows) is just
to get a fast snapshot of the interfaces, their state, IPs Gateways, etc.

The naked command should do this rather than showing not enough help
to be helpful.
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