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Re: Intent To Split: netbase

On Wed, Aug 16, 2000 at 09:23:11AM +0300, Eray Ozkural wrote:
> > For simplicity's sake, I think it's just good enough to include /sbin,
> > /usr/sbin and /usr/local/sbin in user's default path.
On Wed, Aug 16, 2000 at 02:42:37AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> I think if someone has to do such a thing, then:
>   a) they forgot to su root; or
>   b) they don't know they need privleges to use the command in question; or
>   c) the command doesn't belong in sbin anyway.

While I agree with your thinking, I think you've left out a case:

d) they don't know about an alternative command which is already in
their path.  [For example: netstat -er gives the same information 
as route.]

While I'm on this subject, I should mention: the man page for the netstat
in netbase 3.18-1 claimed: "netstat -ei will print a table or a single
interface entry just like ifconfig does."  This is true for the netstat
in net-tools 1.57-1, but was blatantly false for the netstat that came
with netbase.  Strangely, the manpage in net-tools doesn't document this
behavior (nor the netstat -er behavior).

I wonder if this new lack of documentation should be considered a bug?


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