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Confusing intro.

From: Harley D. Eades III
Subject: Confusing intro.
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 20:16:38 -0600

I was on #parted on irc.freenode.net talking with a person named Olex,
he/she was interested in copying data from a partition on one hard-drive
to a partition on another hard-drive.  I told him/her that parted only
copies from partition to partition on the same device.  He was sceptical
of my response, because the intro on parted's website states it to be
possible.  The intro says, "GNU Parted is a program for creating,
destroying, resizing, checking and copying partitions, and the file
systems on them. This is useful for creating space for new operating
systems, reorganising disk usage, copying data between hard disks and
disk imaging.", the confusing part is "copying data between hard disks".
Now parted's built in help for the command cp says, " cp [FROM-DEVICE]
FROM-NUMBER TO-NUMBER   copy file system to another partition NUMBER is
the partition number used by Linux.  On MS-DOS disk labels, the primary
partitions number from 1 to 4, logical partitions from 5 onwards. DEVICE
is usually /dev/hda or /dev/sda".  I purpose that the intro be changed
to something less confusing for users looking to copy partitions from
device to device.  An alternate and IMHO better solution is to add the
support for copying between devices to cp. 

Any takers interested in the later solution?

Also in the intro is "reorganising" suppose to be spelled

-- Harley
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