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Re: FW: Bug#146609: parted: free space is not shown

From: CS Miller
Subject: Re: FW: Bug#146609: parted: free space is not shown
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 22:33:40 +0000

> > 
> > When the partition table is printed, it would be desirable for free space
> > segments to be listed along with existing partitions. If a partition
> > is removed, its number disappears along with it. Instead, an entry should
> > appear with the free space's start and end points, and a filesystem type 
> > 'free space' or so.
> Parted's print command displays how big the disk is... I think users can
> figure it out.  I guess it would be quicker/more intuitive to get the
> information from free space information, but I think free space
> information would create a lot of noise elsewhere, cancelling any
> benefit.
> OTOH, it would be nice to be able to test these arguments.  Anyone
> got a good hallway to grab people random users?

It would be handy to have a "print free" option to show the free areas,
rather than having to judge from (3 start)-(2 end) type calculations.

Just my 2c worth.

CS Miller

> Cheers,
> Andrew

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