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Re: Partition information as text file?




On 01/29/2019 08:37 AM, tomas@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
On Tue, Jan 29, 2019 at 08:30:13AM -0600, Richard Owlett wrote:

I assume "fsck.dos" is a typo as
[https://dyn.manpages.debian.org/jump?suite=stretch&binarypkg=dosfstools&section=8&language=en&q=fsck.dos]
     yields
"Sorry, the manpage “fsck.dos” was not found!"

You have the manpages on your box, hopefully. Try "man -k fsck", and you'll get:
[snip sample output]

I avoid using "man" as I find the HTML of online pages friendlier. Also in the past I was reading man pages more frequently to chose whether or not to install a particular package than to explore what an installed package could do for me.

I didn't know of the "-k" option. I haven't come across an equivalent function online. I may not use "man" to read, but "man -k" should be very useful for deciding which online pages I wish to read.


So I'd try fsck.fat or similar (/if/ it has to be fat, that is)

Thanks for trying.

That's how we advance, after all :)

What bugs me is Gparted [though it does not output text]  reports
used/unused space on each partition/file system.

I can't grok this one: shouldn't gparted report on it? Or you don't
expect the free space to be there?

Gparted displays the desired data in the GUI, but I see no way to get that information as a text stream. I need a text file for my application.

Thanks