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Re: Partition information as text file?




On Fri 01 Feb 2019 at 11:14:11 (-0500), Felix Miata wrote:
> Richard Owlett composed on 2019-02-01 07:59 (UTC-0600):
> > Thomas Schmitt wrote:
> 
> >> It's what Gparted does and what Richard mentioned as example of the desired
> >> information.
> 
> > I'd make that statement stronger.
> > My starting point was Gparted displays *ALL* the desired information for 
> > *ALL* members of the set [ /dev/sd* ] whether mounted or not.
> 
> > That PROVED that what I wanted was possible.
> 
> > It's "suitability to purpose" was degraded on *2* counts:
> > 1. it does not output the data as a text file.
> > 2. it displays information for only 1 device at a time.
> 
> >> Given that the source code of Gparted is published, we do not
> >> have to speculate how it does this, but rather can riddle over its C++ code.
> 
> > Having known working source code for a program that almost meets my 
> > needs/desires remedies a major deficiency of the man page format --
> >   [/begin_rant   almost total lack of examples /end_rant ;]
> 
> Maybe the following would do better
> 
> script
> parted # instead of gparted
> some parted commands
> parted exit
> script exit
> nano typescript
> 
> All assuming you tried dfsee and didn't manage to find options to produce exactly your
> desires in its logs even with some editing.

Um, I think that was last Saturday's solution, complete with EXAMPLE
(all caps in homage to OP), minutes before your DFSee.

Strange, there were no follow-ups then. Let's see if that changes.
There's this mighty tree hanging off your DFSee comment.

Cheers,
David.