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intuitively: Automagic configuration of network parameters


intuitively - Automagic configuration of network parameters


intuitively [ [ -V ] ] [ [ -f ] ] [ [ -v ] [ -q ] ... ] [ [ -l location ] ] [ [ -i interface ] ] [ [ -c config_file ] ] [ [ -r location_file ] ] [ [ -S ] ]


Sends out ARP (address resolution protocol) requests and, depending on who answers, it configures the network interface and default route. It also links the files in /etc/intuitively/NETWORK into your root hierarchy


-f, --force

force overwriting of non-symlinks when linking the files from /etc/intuitively into the "real hierarchy" -V, --version

display version and quit -v, --verbose

be more verbose (may be repeated) -q, --quiet

be more quiet (may be repeated) -l location, --location=location

force selection of location. Useful if, for some reason intuitively fails to detect your location -i interface, --interface=interface

force selection of interface. Useful if, for some reason libnet (or intuitively)) fails to detect which interface to use, or if you have more than one interface. -c config_file, --config=config_file

use alternate configuration file. -r location_file, --locationfile=location_file

write the location found into that file. -S, --no-scripts

don't run the script specified in intuitively.conf. Nice for debugging.


intuitively returns a zero exit status if the everything went ok. If something went wrong, it prints an error message and exits with a non-zero exit value. Use one or more -v to try to debug what is going on and send bug reports.


Intuitively was originally based on divine, though almost all of the code has been rewritten multiple times. divine is written by Felix von Leitner <<felix [at]>>. Intuitively is written by Tollef Fog Heen <<tollef [at]>>


It is impossible to have netmask = 32, but who wants that anyway? If you find a bug, please report by email to me .<tollef [at]>