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authorHenrik Nordstrom <>2008-05-13 13:08:26 +0200
committerPatrick McHardy <>2008-05-13 13:08:26 +0200
commit96296cfb7e01298234c7fa9403619f50391620d1 (patch)
tree8ae6e4457a0d70a40b573b606488744a62a7a3bb /
parent48c1bc6fa2f3aa755e89518054ef3f612d7b2c1f (diff)
iptables --list-rules command
Adds iptables --list-rules (-S) command, acting as a combination of iptables --list and iptables-save. The primary motivation behind this patch is to get iptables-save like output capabilities in iptables-restore, allowing "iptables-restore -n" to be used as a consistent API to iptables for all kind of operations, not only blind updates.. As a bonus iptables also gets the capability of printing the rules as-is. This completely replaces the earlier patch which added the --rules option. Henrik Nordstrom <>
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@@ -205,6 +205,11 @@ arguments given. The exact rules are suppressed until you use
iptables -L -v
+.BR "-S, --list-rules " "[\fIchain\fP]"
+Print all rules in the selected chain. If no chain is selected, all
+chains are printed like iptables-save. Like every other iptables command,
+it applies to the specified table (filter is the default).
.BR "-F, --flush " "[\fIchain\fP]"
Flush the selected chain (all the chains in the table if none is given).
This is equivalent to deleting all the rules one by one.