I'd like to list let's say all of the following interfaces:

  • p4p1
  • p4p2
  • p4p3
  • p4p4

Instead of doing something like this:

for i in {1..4}; do ip a s p4p${i}; done

can I just do something similar to:

ip a s p4p*

and achieve the same effect?

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According to ip addr help:

ip addr {show|save|flush} [ dev STRING ] [ scope SCOPE-ID ]
                     [ to PREFIX ] [ FLAG-LIST ] [ label PATTERN ] [up]

You can use:

ip addr show label p4p\*

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