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ip can replace the work of ifconfig, route and other networking utilities.
One can never be sure what devices will be added to a system.
Order can change due to changes in kernel, for example.
Mobile computing is daily life now.
This is the proper syntax for the ifconfig command.
This is the proper syntax for the ip command.
ip -s link will show for all devices.
Look at the entries in this directory. Try it!
This is a standard method.