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Re: Discovering alternative commands




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On Thu, Jun 01, 2017 at 07:22:36AM -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:
> I'm working on a problem that requires as input an association of
> disk partitions and their "label" (in gparted sense).
> 
> I already have blkid and lsblk. They are obviously designed for
> different purposes. They both _can_ supply the desired information.
> Neither is ideal for me.

You're always so whimsical :)

Do those commands provide the information you need, albeit in a wrong
format, or is anything truly amiss?

> Two questions (one asking for fish, the other asking to be taught to fish):
> 1. what other commands should I look at?
> 2. is there some reference that groups commands/programs by similarity?

Your requests for help tend to contain restrictions which sometimes
are difficult to grasp for your interlocutors. To you, of course, these
restrictions seem natural, because they are the result of a thought
process you have access to -- but consider that we don't. Sometimes
those restrictions seem artificial, without the context, and I'm left
left wondering whether it's that I'm not understanding your request
or whether it's you excluding a viable possibility.

So is it the output's content or their form what isn't up to your
needs?

Cheers
- -- tomás
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