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Re: Partition information as text file?




On Fri 01 Feb 2019 at 09:00:06 (-0600), Richard Owlett wrote:
> On 02/01/2019 08:22 AM, Thomas Schmitt wrote:
> > Richard Owlett wrote:
> > > [Gparted] PROVED that what I wanted was possible.
> > 
> > Regrettably it does not retrieve the information by some universal info
> > program or library, but rather has particular info sources for each of
> > the supported filesystems. (There are more filesystems around than i can
> > see in the Gparted source.)
> > 
> > > It's "suitability to purpose" was degraded on *2* counts:
> > > 1. it does not output the data as a text file.
> > 
> > So you need one or more scripts ... Then the script[s] would put out
> > the retrieved numbers in the text format which you desire.
> 
> The need for *ME* to write a script was a BASIC assumption to my
> asking about commands relevant to my task.
> > 
> > > man page format [...] almost total lack of examples [...]
> > 
> > If you refer to Gparted's man page, ...
> 
> I was referring to Linux man pages in general. I've ~10 man pages of
> commands mentioned in this thread -- none with useful examples. For a
> specific command I routinely do a web search with the keywords
> "examples" &/or "tutorial".
> 
> Though I don't refer to myself as a programmer I've written "scripts"
> [using term loosely]:
>   in the early 60's using CORC/CUPL {Cornell's predecessor to BASIC}
>   in the mid 70's using DEC's TECO {not just an editor ;}
>   later dBASEII and Paradox
>   am now exploring Tcl/Tk

Interesting. I thought Tcl/Tk was for writing GUIs. I toyed with it
briefly in the late 90s before I started using Tkinter (ie Python).

Cheers,
David.