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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] hotplug/Linux: update to new ip command syntax.

Ian Campbell writes ("Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] hotplug/Linux: update to new ip 
command syntax."):
> On Mon, 2013-08-19 at 18:01 +0100, Ian Campbell wrote:
> > On Mon, 2013-08-19 at 17:44 +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > > Do we know whether this new syntax is backwards-compatible ?
> > 
> > Good question. Squeeze's ip(8) doesn't mention dev for "ip link show" in
> > the synopsis by virtue of not defining DEVICE anywhere but it does show
> > the use of dev later on and the tool accepts it. Likewise for "ip link
> > set". Given this, as Mike says, makes it impossible to name a device
> > "dev" it seems likely to be a documentation bug.
> > 
> > "ip addr flush" is correctly documented as needing the dev (by saying
> > "dev STRING" and not "DEVICE" , I didn't try without but I assume it
> > works since our scripts do that right now.
> > 
> > I wasn't easily able to come up with an older machine.
> Ian, was that a satisfactory explanation?

Yes, it was.  Sorry.

Acked-by: Ian Jackson <ian.jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>


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