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Re: new options for ifconfig
* Theo de Raadt <firstname.lastname@example.org> [02-07-28 13:08]:
> Sorry, this will not go in. It is not needed. Use the tools around
> you to parse the output.
And that's the point. People often don't understand how to properly use
the tools around them, and often do crude hacks that nobody understands.
That's why I wrote this patch. And IMO it's better to hide the
"complexity" (which is not really one) inside ifconfig than to show it
in every script.
A one-character regular expression is a regular expression that
matches whatever the one-character regular expression matches.
-- Sun regexp manpage