how to disable a switchport?

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the swps would be admin down by default, and we would use net add interface swp<a-b> or swp<x> to enable them. i would like to know how to disable those back. i tried net delete interface swp<x>, restarted switchd, and also tried removing auto and iface commands of a particular swp<x> under /etc/network/interfaces
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You can use "ifdown $interface", "ip link set $interface down" or "net add interface $interface link down" to ADMNDN an interface but restarting switchd is definitely not an option. ;-)
Note that last command (net add...) permanently ADMDN the interface with a "link-down yes" in  /etc/network/interfaces.
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Hi Shakir, Alberto has it right. Here's the documentation on doing this: