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authorBart De Schuymer <>2003-04-17 17:16:58 +0000
committerBart De Schuymer <>2003-04-17 17:16:58 +0000
commit9455df2524449f7c3559e59ab782e6c81fcbb73c (patch)
tree7c864cb3e1eb65c527d88537767ed61d4510e129 /userspace
parent9bdec8315af6bad83fee10615273faa4a2b52d26 (diff)
mention negative rule numbers
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1 files changed, 8 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/userspace/ebtables2/ebtables.8 b/userspace/ebtables2/ebtables.8
index 4c8a969..06b8089 100644
--- a/userspace/ebtables2/ebtables.8
+++ b/userspace/ebtables2/ebtables.8
@@ -171,12 +171,17 @@ Append a rule to the end of the selected chain.
.B "-D, --delete"
Delete the specified rule from the selected chain. There are two ways to
use this command. The first is by specifying an interval of rule numbers
-to delete, syntax: start_nr[:end_nr]. The second usage is by specifying
-the complete rule as it would have been specified when it was added.
+to delete, syntax: start_nr[:end_nr]. Using negative numbers is allowed, for more
+details about using negative numbers, see the -I command. The second usage is by
+specifying the complete rule as it would have been specified when it was added.
.B "-I, --insert"
Insert the specified rule into the selected chain at the specified rule number.
-The number one, 1, means the head of the chain.
+If the current number of rules equals N, then the specified number can be
+between -N and N+1. For a positive number i, it holds that i and i-N-1 specify the
+same place in the chain where the rule should be inserted. The number 0 specifies
+the place past the last rule in the chain and using this number is therefore
+equivalent with using the -A command.
.B "-P, --policy"
Set the policy for the chain to the given target. The policy can be