max bianco wrote:
In which case, why continue to argue that users will be confused that ifconfig is in their path? By your argument users have applets and powerusers have the terminal where /sbin/ would be a great convenience to them.On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 7:21 PM, Matthew Miller <mattdm mattdm org> wrote:On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 11:50:23PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote: > > What happens if a debian user types 'ifconfig' to find his IP address? > $ ifconfig > -bash: ifconfig: command not found If the goal here is "provide users with an easy way to find their ip address", I don't think changing how one calls an arcane command like ifconfig is really the solution. Instead, there should be a shell script named something like "myip", which will then just return that.+1 but you can get your ip from the network applet, how many "average" users are dropping to a terminal to do anything?
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