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Re: Can we kill net-tools, please? (and this thread)

Geert Stappers writes ("Re: Can we kill net-tools, please? (and this thread)"):
> This e-mail is to request to leave this thread in the year 2016.
> We have concencus that the install priority of net-tools should be lowered.

That has been done.

> It doesn't matter what is "easy" with "ip" or with "ifconfig|route|arp"
> It is important that we can let go net-tools.

Unfortunately, bundled in with your request to leave the thread for
2016, was another message arguing that `ip' is easy.  So your request
is actually a request to have the last word.

> |>  10: secondary    inet scope global secondary\ valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
> |>  11: home    inet scope global home home\       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
> |> 
> |> How is a parser supposed to know which of these words are what ?
> The position of the words.

Can you please provide a simple regexp or parser which, given a
keyword like `secondary', `home', `scope', `valid_lft' or whatever,
will tell whether that keyword is present and if so what (if any)
value it has ?

For example, something like this:

  sub extract_value_from_ip_o_addr_line ($$) {
      my ($line, $keyword) = @_;
      if ($line =~ m/ $keyword (\S+)/) {
          return $1;
      } else {
          return undef;

Only without the many bugs.


Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk>   These opinions are my own.

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