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[opensuse] Re: ipconfrig--where?
  • From: Jim Henderson <hendersj@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2009 20:20:45 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <ha32us$qgv$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, 01 Oct 2009 15:47:07 -0400, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:

Do not script around ifconfig. It has been deprecated - right there in
the man page - for almost a decade.

Arguably there does come a point when people start to wonder when a
deprecated command is actually going to go away. 10 years is a long
"advance notice". At some point, people are going to stop taking that
notation seriously.

It's kinda like people wondering what meaning "beta" had for Google as
long as gmail was in beta.


Jim Henderson
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