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Re: Adding /sbin and /usr/sbin to everyone's path in F10



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Subject: Re:Adding /sbin and /usr/sbin to everyone's path in F10
From: Matthew Miller <mattdm mattdm org>
To: Development discussions related to Fedora <fedora-devel-list redhat com>
Date: 04/23/2008 06:21 PM
On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 11:50:23PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
  
What happens if a debian user types 'ifconfig' to find his IP address?
      
$ ifconfig
-bash: ifconfig: command not found
    


If the goal here is "provide users with an easy way to find their ip
address", I don't think changing how one calls an arcane command like
ifconfig is really the solution. Instead, there should be a shell script
named something like "myip", which will then just return that. 

  
If Fedora's supposed target is a "regular desktop user" they will want to use Network Manager to find their IP address. Right click on NM-applet and Show Info. Done.

Leave ifconfig alone. Creating a new script won't solve anything. Normal users consider the terminal a "piece of crap" to put it lightly.

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