Bug 168449 - iproute - ip refuses to follow its own advice
iproute - ip refuses to follow its own advice
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: iproute (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Radek Vokal
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2005-09-16 00:27 EDT by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 2.6.14-1
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Last Closed: 2005-09-19 02:59:26 EDT
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Description Michal Jaegermann 2005-09-16 00:27:52 EDT
Description of problem:

# ip help
Object "help" is unknown, try "ip help".

Hm..., somewhat circular even if 'ip --help', 'ip -help' and even 'ip -h'
do work.

Also up to know it was possible to type 'ip ro', 'ip ad', and 'ip'
was coming back with reasonable answers.  The current version insists that
everything has to be spelled out: 'ip route', 'ip addr' and so on.  Not a bug
but a PITA, entirely for free, after years of accepting shortened forms.

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Comment 1 Radek Vokal 2005-09-16 03:46:14 EDT
This was a boggus behaviour. Even more funky options like `ip hel` worked. Now
help option is no longer supported, use -h or --help instead. Same with short
options for route and address. Don't use them, they are unsopported! 
Comment 2 Michal Jaegermann 2005-09-16 11:36:06 EDT
Well, the fact that 'ip' puts clearly on your screen

      try "ip help"

while this is not supported anymore (bummer!) is surely a bug.
Comment 3 Radek Vokal 2005-09-19 02:59:26 EDT
You're right. It's in commands list so I'm adding it back to work .. Fixed in

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