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authorBen Hutchings <>2013-02-07 22:13:54 +0000
committerBen Hutchings <>2013-02-07 22:17:25 +0000
commit8fd13028b9443323e365e7e41dd17f1c1e498115 (patch)
tree251a2d3ab0bcd299ef76237d0cf2e38c8ca0ea1b /
parent832d56fb35bd2f7ea3c2bef840c2803005e9a820 (diff)
ethtool.8: Clarify explanation of flow spec mask keywords
Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <>
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@@ -678,9 +678,10 @@ ah4 IPSEC AH over IPv4
esp4 IPSEC ESP over IPv4
-All fields below that include a mask option may either use "m" to
-indicate a mask, or may use the full name of the field with a "-mask"
-appended to indicate that this is the mask for a given field.
+For all fields that allow both a value and a mask to be specified, the
+mask may be specified immediately after the value using the \fBm\fR
+keyword, or separately using the field name keyword with \fB-mask\fR
+appended, e.g. \fBsrc-mask\fR.