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Re: [parted-devel] HFS and FAT FS-resizing returning soon (but to a sepa

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [parted-devel] HFS and FAT FS-resizing returning soon (but to a separate library)
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 16:42:09 +0100

Phillip Susi wrote:
> On 12/19/2011 9:56 AM, Jim Meyering wrote:
>> Sorry, but no.  I expect to provide the absolute minimum library
>> interface required to resize only FAT and HFS file systems.
> Why?  I understand wanting to get rid of the code to do the low level
> manipulation, but if the utility is going to have the resize command,
> why not let it work on ext4, when all you have to do is shell out to
> the appropriate utility to handle it?  That seems even less intrusive
> than calling on a separate library to resize fat.

See below.

> Or do you mean to say that the fat resize code is going to its own
> library, and parted will not be using that library?

libparted will not include FS-manipulation code and
parted, the command-line tool, will not perform FS manipulation.

This new library will be usable by external applications
to resize HFS and FAT partitions.

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