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On Sun, 7 Jan 2001, David Ford wrote:

> Distributions should be encouraged to use ip rather than ifconfig/route. It
> works better and does more, the output is more informative, more concise,
> and less confusing. It doesn't take that much more disk space than ifconfig
> and route does, ifconfig and route take 74K, ip takes 89K. I don't think 15k
> of disk space is sufficient concern, given that inodes are probably page
> size.

Actually if you count arp which is also part of ip; ip becomes smaller
by about 15K.


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