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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

ifparse(8)

Name

ifparse - parseifconfigcommand line

Synopsis

/usr/sbin/ifparse [-fs] addr_family commands

Description

Use the ifparse command to parse the ifconfig(8) command line options and output substrings, one per line, as appropriate. If no options are specified, ifparse returns the entire ifconfig command line as a series of substrings, one per line.

Options

The ifparse command supports the following options:

–f

Lists only substrings of the ifconfig command line that are relevant to IP network multipath failover

–s

Lists only substrings of the ifconfig command line that are not relevant to IP network multipath failover

Operands

The ifparse command does not support the interface operand of the ifconfig command.

Examples

Example 1 Parsing Command Line Options Relevant to Failover

The following example shows the use of the ifparse command to parse the command line options relevant to IP network multipath failover:

example# ifparse -f inet 1.2.3.4 up group one addif 1.2.3.5 -failover up
set 1.2.3.4 up
Example 2 Parsing Command Line Options That Are Not Relevant to Failover

The following example shows the use of the ifparse command to parse the command line options that are not relevant to IP network multipath failover:

example# ifparse -s inet 1.2.3.4 up group one addif 1.2.3.5 -failover up
group one
addif 1.2.3.5 -failover up
Example 3 Parsing the Command Line For All Options

The following example shows the use of the ifparse command to parse the command line for all ifconfig options:

example# ifparse inet 1.2.3.4 up group one addif 1.2.3.5 -failover up
group one
set 1.2.3.4 up
addif 1.2.3.5 -failover up

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Availability
system/network
Interface Stability
Obsolete

See Also

attributes(7), ifconfig(8)

Diagnostics

usage: –fs <addr_family> <commands>

Description: This message indicates an invalid command line.

ifparse: Not enough space

Description: This message indicates insufficient memory.

ifparse: dhcp not supported for inet6

Description: DHCP operations are not supported for the inet6 address family.

ifparse: Operation <operation> not supported for <addr_family>

Description: Most operations cannot be used with all address families. For example, the broadcast operation is not supported on the inet6 address family.

ifparse: no argument for <operation>

Description: Some operations, for example broadcast, require an argument.

Notes

The ifparse command is classified as an obsolete interface. It will likely be removed in a future release. You should not develop applications that depend upon this interface.