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Re: parted: Size column in "parted print" desired

From: Andreas Dilger
Subject: Re: parted: Size column in "parted print" desired
Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2002 21:50:16 -0600
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On Apr 10, 2002  10:49 +1000, Andrew Clausen wrote:
> Food for thought:
>  * what if the user prefers percentages?
>  * what if shell scripts want to parse the output?

Well, the project I worked on for Turbolinux (cockpit-part) is basically
a scripting interface to parted.  It is fairly user-unfriendly, but it
is good for script input/output handling.  They put the code up on

>  * users might want to type in the same units as presented.
> It seems a bit "unfair" (read: counter-intuitive) for parted to talk
> to the user in a way that's different from the way the user can talk
> back.

Yes, I always thought fractional MB is a pain, and not totally accurate
because 1024 < 1000, so you have multiple states which map to the same

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger

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