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Linux in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition by Aaron Weber, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever

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ifconfig

Synopsis

                     ifconfig [--server=
                     server] [--gateway=
                     gateway] [--mask=
                     mask] 
[--address=
                     address]

Configure a network device manually. If no options are specified, displays the current network configuration. With the server address, gateway, netmask, and IP address specified, ifconfig configures the device. The addresses must be in dotted decimal format (e.g., 192.168.0.4) and the options can be specified in any order.

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