git: 4d91c53a789c - main - ifconfig.8: Document "ifconfig -g groupname"

From: Mateusz Piotrowski <>
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2022 15:08:45 UTC
The branch main has been updated by 0mp (doc, ports committer):


commit 4d91c53a789ca4cb8f6951d7bdc8a1bf80e858ff
Author:     Mateusz Piotrowski <>
AuthorDate: 2022-03-31 14:30:29 +0000
Commit:     Mateusz Piotrowski <>
CommitDate: 2022-03-31 15:07:15 +0000

    ifconfig.8: Document "ifconfig -g groupname"
    "ifconfig -g groupname" prints a list of interface names,
    which could be confusing, because it differs from
    the behavior of "ifconfig -a -g groupname".
    While here, add two examples showing the difference between
    "ifconfig -a -g groupname" and "ifconfig -g groupname".
    Fixes:  0dad3f0e1512 Import interface groups from OpenBSD.
    MFC after:      2 weeks
 sbin/ifconfig/ifconfig.8 | 50 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 50 insertions(+)

diff --git a/sbin/ifconfig/ifconfig.8 b/sbin/ifconfig/ifconfig.8
index df5f58b81309..d09e2b2f4507 100644
--- a/sbin/ifconfig/ifconfig.8
+++ b/sbin/ifconfig/ifconfig.8
@@ -202,6 +202,19 @@ may contain shell patterns in which case it should be quoted.
 Limit the output to the members of the specified
 .Ar groupname .
+.Fl g
+is specified before other significant flags like, e.g.,
+.Fl a ,
+.Fl l ,
+.Fl C ,
+lists names of interfaces beloning to
+.Ar groupname .
+Any other flags and arguments are ignored in this case.
 Only one option
 .Fl g
 should be specified as later override previous ones
@@ -3129,6 +3142,43 @@ Display inet and inet6 address subnet masks in CIDR notation
 Display interfaces that are up with the exception of loopback
 .Dl # ifconfig -a -u -G lo
+Display a list of interface names beloning to the wlan group:
+.Bd -literal -offset indent -compact
+# ifconfig -g wlan
+Display details about the interfaces belonging to the wlan group:
+.Bd -literal -offset indent -compact
+# ifconfig -a -g wlan
+wlan0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
+        ether 75:4c:61:6b:7a:73
+        inet6 fe80::4c75:636a:616e:ffd8%wlan0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x3
+        inet6 2001:5761:6e64:6152:6f6d:616e:fea4:ffe2 prefixlen 64 autoconf
+        inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
+        groups: wlan
+        ssid "Hotspot" channel 11 (2462 MHz 11g) bssid 12:34:ff:ff:43:21
+        regdomain ETSI country DE authmode WPA2/802.11i privacy ON
+        deftxkey UNDEF AES-CCM 2:128-bit AES-CCM 3:128-bit txpower 30 bmiss 10
+        scanvalid 60 protmode CTS wme roaming MANUAL
+        parent interface: iwm0
+        media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet DS/2Mbps mode 11g
+        status: associated
+wlan1: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
+        ether 00:50:69:6f:74:72
+        groups: wlan
+        ssid "" channel 2 (2417 MHz 11g)
+        regdomain FCC country US authmode OPEN privacy OFF txpower 30 bmiss 7
+        scanvalid 60 bgscan bgscanintvl 300 bgscanidle 250 roam:rssi 7
+        roam:rate 5 protmode CTS wme bintval 0
+        parent interface: rum0
+        media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect (autoselect)
+        status: no carrier
 Set a randomly-generated MAC address on tap0:
 .Dl # ifconfig tap0 ether random