Originally posted by bluester
Actually ifconfig is installed on Fedora Core 2.
You have to do a"su -" to login is as superuser.
Just doing a "su" without the "-" will not give you access to it.
Do a "su -" and enter the root password when prompted.
Then type "if" and hit the tab key to display all executable files that start with "if"
I hope this helps!
Thanks! Now I need to look up what the heck "su -" does that's different from "su"... certainly just "su" doesn't work like it worked in other distributions...
I would still contend that the "Network" section of "System Settings" would be a convenient place in the gui maze (using gnome) to put the current IP address.
Thanks for the help! Off to learn what "su -" is...
edit: spelling and
"su -" just seems to be
-, -l, --login
make the shell a login shell
which doesn't make too much sense to me... I wonder what the distinction of being a "login shell" is-- running .profile and .bash type stuff? If so, I wonder if other distributions have "su" aliased to "su -" since just doing "su" in the past was enough to get ifconfig to work.
hmmm... thanks again..