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Date:	Sat, 05 Sep 2015 10:53:14 +0100
From:	Ben Hutchings <>
To:	Robert Urban <>,,
Subject: Re: parsing the output of ethtool programmatically

On Thu, 2015-06-25 at 03:28 +0200, Robert Urban wrote:
> Hello,
> there doesn't seem to be any flag to request ethtool to present its output in a
> script-friendly form.  Things like:
> >         Link partner advertised link modes:  10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
> >                                              100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
> >                                              1000baseT/Full
> are kind of pain to parse.
> Something to consider?

Or write a library for using SIOCETHTOOL.  The interface is fairly well
documented now and there are other users besides the ethtool utility.


Ben Hutchings
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