"ifconfig -vlandev" syntax
brooks at one-eyed-alien.net
Sun Sep 25 14:38:06 PDT 2005
On Thu, Sep 22, 2005 at 02:41:05PM +0400, Yar Tikhiy wrote:
> 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?
I agree the argument is useless. Unfortunatly, it's going to be hard to
deprecate the old syntax so we may need to keep it around.
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