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Re: Partition information as text file?




On Tue, 29 Jan 2019, Richard Owlett wrote:

> Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 10:22:42
> From: Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: debian-user@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: Partition information as text file?
> Resent-Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 15:23:04 +0000 (UTC)
> Resent-From: debian-user@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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> 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.
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> >
> > 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
>
clipit may be able to snag this information for you then dump it to a
text file for you.  Not as elegant as a script though.

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