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Re: What is "discover -t" saying?




On 2018-06-24 at 08:10, Richard Owlett wrote:

> The discover(1) manpage does not describe output format/fields.
> The relevant output line is:> Prolific Technology, Inc. PL25A1 Host-Host 
> Bridge unknown unknown
> 
> There are two fields whose content is "unknown".
> What are they?
> TIA

If you look at the "Examples" section of the man page, you'll see that
the first example given includes four lines which consist *only* of
"unknown unknown".

From that, and from the information provided on the other lines from the
output examples, I infer that the output format is "vendor model".
(Those terms are listed under the third example, "Get model and vendor
information by type".)

In other words: this line represents a device of an unknown model, from
an unknown vendor.

(All of that is my inference and interpretation, not based on anything
more solid. Even assuming I've got it right, I agree that the man page
could be clearer about this.)

-- 
   The Wanderer

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one
persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all
progress depends on the unreasonable man.         -- George Bernard Shaw

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