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[Bug 1581846] Re: Outdated documentation


I asked because I know very little about this topic. :-/ The attached
file is what my own machine outputted when I ran the "nm-tool" command.

I now think that the "nmcli dev" command would be a better replacement:

$ nmcli dev
wlan0    wifi      connected     GuestWNET  
eth0     ethernet  disconnected  --         
ttyUSB0  gsm       unavailable   --         
lo       loopback  unmanaged     --         

It shows the state of each device.

On 2016-05-14 23:21, Dave Harper wrote:
> I should also point out that is a really low priority issue (IMHO)
> - anyone following the documentation will quickly find (as I did)
> that nm-tool is no longer available and the substitute is nmcli.

Well, it's a docs bug, and now when you have pointed it out, we'd better
change it somehow.

> Since my problem has more to do with authentication rather than
> actual connection I have not pursued the nmcli tool much further.

I see.

** Attachment added: "nm-tool_example-output.txt"

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  Outdated documentation

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Bug description:
  On the page help.ubuntu.com/16.04/ubuntu-help/net-wireless-
  troubleshooting-initial-check.html, Step 5 refers to using nm-tool.
  This utility is no longer available and apparently has been replaced
  with nmcli.

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