Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55801
ether-wake usage (-u) should be reformated for 80 columns
Last modified: 2015-03-04 20:09:49 EST
Description of Problem:
[root@dhcpd172 root]# ether-wake -u
usage: ether-wake [-i <ifname>] [-p aa:bb:cc:dd[:ee:ff]] 00:11:22:33:44:55
This program generates and transmits a Wake-On-LAN (WOL) "Magic
Packet", used for restarting machines that have been
(ACPI D3-warm state). It currently generates the standard AMD
format, with an optional password appended.
The single required parameter is the Ethernet MAC (station)
of the machine to wake. This is typically retrieved with the
program while the target machine is awake.
-b Send wake-up packet to the broadcast address.
-D Increase the debug level.
-i ifname Use interface IFNAME instead of the
-p <pw> Append the four or six byte password PW
to the packet.
A password is only required for a
few adapter types.
The password may be specified in
ethernet hex format
or dotted decimal (Internet
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
(I accidentally submitted the bug before I was finished editing...)
The sample above may include artifacts from posting to bugzilla, but
the results at an 80 column console aren't much better.
True, thats really annoying.
Will be fixed.
Read ya, Phil
Fixed in net-tools-1.60-16 and later.
Read ya, Phil