"ifconfig -vlandev" syntax

Yar Tikhiy yar at comp.chem.msu.su
Thu Sep 22 03:41:14 PDT 2005

Hi folks,

As our ifconfig(8) is growing more options for special interface
types, inconsistencies sneak into their syntax.  In particular,
-vlandev takes a useless argument (vlan(4) cannot attach to more
than one parent anyway) while, e.g., -carpdev doesn't need one.
Personally, I like the latter since having to type unneeded words
on the command line annoys me.  Do you think that making -vlandev
need no arguments in CURRENT would break many existing things?


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