iwconfig file update question

Terry Linhardt linhardt at
Sun Jan 2 18:56:57 UTC 2005

I've looked at the man for iwconfig, but could not find an answer to 
this question:

When I use iwconfig to update wireless parameters, I'm "assuming" there 
is a file that gets updated somewhere. Is this an ASCII file that can be 
directly edited? Or, is iwconfig updating a binary file somewhere on the 


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