Re: Partition information as text file?
- Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 09:22:42 -0600
- From: Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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
"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.