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Old 02-26-2008, 06:59 AM   #1
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ifconfig: command not found

I have fedora 8 installed both on my laptop and desktop. When I typed ifconfig I receive this message

bash: ifconfig: command not found

When I used to find command to look for the file I receive this message

find: ifconfig: No such file or directory

But when I go to Places then Search for files, I found it under /sbin

Anyway, I tried to execute it but nothing happen.

What is exactly the problem? why I can not execute the ifconfig

Please help
Old 02-26-2008, 07:03 AM   #2
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Try "locate ifconfig".

"ifconfig" didn't work because it's not in your path. (echo $PATH)
"find ifconfig" didn't work because you didn't give find any instructions. Read the manual.

How about:

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Also, ifconfig should be in roots path, you could also try "sudo ifconfig" or "su - -c ifconfig"
particularly if you want to do more than just check the settings.

Last edited by truthfatal; 02-26-2008 at 09:43 AM.
Old 02-26-2008, 03:13 PM   #4
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As previous post have pointed out the issue is that ifconfig is not in your path. It resides in /sbin/ifconfig. You can either run /sbin/ifconfig each time, or you can add /sbin/ to your path. This can be done in a number of ways depending on your distro.


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