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Re: Partition information as text file?

On Tue, Jan 29, 2019 at 09:22:42AM -0600, Richard Owlett wrote:
> 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.

Mileages tend to vary wildly. Me, I don't like HTML very much.
The heavy handed markup tends to interfere with the "text-ness"
I appreciate in documentation.

> 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.

See also "apropos".

> >>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.

Aha. Now I understood. But am not versed enough in gparted to be
able to help you :-/

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