DEVLINK(8)                          Linux                         DEVLINK(8)

NAME         top

       devlink - Devlink tool

SYNOPSIS         top

       devlink [ OPTIONS ] OBJECT { COMMAND | help }

       OBJECT := { dev | port | monitor }

       OPTIONS := { -V[ersion] | -n[no-nice-names] } -j[json] } -p[pretty] }

OPTIONS         top

       -V, --Version
              Print the version of the devlink utility and exit.

       -n, --no-nice-names
              Turn off printing out nice names, for example netdevice
              ifnames instead of devlink port identification.

       -j, --json
              Generate JSON output.

       -p, --pretty
              When combined with -j generate a pretty JSON output.

       dev    - devlink device.

       port   - devlink port.

              - watch for netlink messages.

       Specifies the action to perform on the object.  The set of possible
       actions depends on the object type.  As a rule, it is possible to
       show (or list ) objects, but some objects do not allow all of these
       operations or have some additional commands. The help command is
       available for all objects. It prints out a list of available commands
       and argument syntax conventions.

       If no command is given, some default command is assumed.  Usually it
       is list or, if the objects of this class cannot be listed, help.

EXIT STATUS         top

       Exit status is 0 if command was successful or a positive integer upon

SEE ALSO         top

       devlink-dev(8), devlink-port(8), devlink-monitor(8), devlink-sb(8),

REPORTING BUGS         top

       Report any bugs to the Network Developers mailing list
       <> where the development and maintenance is
       primarily done.  You do not have to be subscribed to the list to send
       a message there.

AUTHOR         top

       Jiri Pirko <>

COLOPHON         top

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iproute2                         14 Mar 2016                      DEVLINK(8)