cvs commit: src/sbin/ifconfig ifconfig.8 ifmedia.c

Sam Leffler sam at
Sun Jan 21 20:03:12 UTC 2007

Marius Strobl wrote:
> marius      2007-01-20 00:56:49 UTC
>   FreeBSD src repository
>   Modified files:
>     sbin/ifconfig        ifconfig.8 ifmedia.c 
>   Log:
>   - Display the media instance numbers and allow the user to set the active
>     one. This is based on NetBSD but unlike NetBSD this implementation prints
>     the instance number for all media instances and doesn't skip it for the
>     first one as I don't see a reason to suppress it except for the vague
>     reason to preserve the output for single-instance configurations.
>   - Fix some whitespace nits.

This overflows 80 cols for wireless devices.  I suspect the information
is meaningless to most folks and can be safely hidden under the -v option.

Alternatively we can take an axe to the media reporting for 802.11
devices.  It's pretty lame in it's present form.


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