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Date:   Tue, 21 May 2019 15:20:11 -0600
From:   David Ahern <>
To:     Hangbin Liu <>,
        Stephen Hemminger <>
Cc:, Phil Sutter <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH iproute2 net-next] ip: add a new parameter -Numeric

On 5/21/19 6:13 AM, Hangbin Liu wrote:
> BTW, for some pre-defined names in iproute2, like rtnl_rtprot_tab,
> nl_proto_tab. Should we also print the number directly or just keep
> using the human readable names?
> I would like to keep them as this is defined in iproute and we can control
> them. But this may make people feel confused with the -Numeric parameter.
> So what do you think?

To me numeric means no number to string conversions, and the protocol is
passed as a number.

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