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ifconfig not avaliable with net-tools in Debian [SOLVED]
(08-11-2019, 03:58 PM)Jeremiah Wrote: I would have never thought to do sudo ifconfig. Thank you!

That is typical for Debian. '/sbin/' is basically for administrator tools while '/bin/' is for all other programs. In most distributions, both are symlinks pointing to the exact same directory. Debian however is still designed to work as a system with multiple active users, so they keep the more traditional separation that comes from the early ages of Linux. '/sbin/' is simply not in the $PATH of a normal user, but since 'sudo' lets you execute commands as root, you also get roots $PATH. Other commands that won't work without sudo on Debian include 'poweroff' and 'reboot'.
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RE: ifconfig not avaliable with net-tools in Debian - by leon.p - 08-11-2019, 07:54 PM

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