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Date:	Mon, 21 Apr 2008 13:50:00 +0200
From:	Patrick McHardy <>
CC:	Stephen Hemminger <>,
Subject: Re: PATCH WAS( Re: [ANNOUNCE] iproute2 v2.6.25

jamal wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-19-04 at 18:45 +0200, Patrick McHardy wrote:
>> I imagine something like this:
>> # nl-link-dump env eth0
>> LINK_NAME=eth0
>> LINK_LLADDR=.....
>> and so on. You could then do something like this:
>> export $(nl-link-dump env eth0)
>> and use $LINK_... in your scripts.
> Clever. That would certainly help in portability; i will take a closer
> look on what you did for libnl and see how well it applies for iproute2.

I just noticed the libnl example code already supports this:

$ ./nl-link-dump env dev eth0

I wouldn't duplicate it for iproute, but rather complete the
libnl support (I think some object types are still missing
ENV dump format support) and tell people to use that for

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