Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 168449
iproute - ip refuses to follow its own advice
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:13 EST
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'
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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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!
Well, the fact that 'ip' puts clearly on your screen
try "ip help"
while this is not supported anymore (bummer!) is surely a bug.
You're right. It's in commands list so I'm adding it back to work .. Fixed in