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Re: [docs] Suggestion for improvements

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: [docs] Suggestion for improvements
Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2005 03:26:55 +1100
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On Fri, Mar 04, 2005 at 12:50:13AM +0200, Jari Aalto wrote:
> [Keep CC I'm not in list]
> For page http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/manual/html_mono/parted.html
> Please add more explanation (to manual pages as well) concerning these:
> 2.4.2 cp
>     - Must the DEST partition be equal size?
>     - What actually happens when FROM is smaller to DEST?
>     - if DEST is maller than FROM, can parted copy only the DATA
>       that is occupied in FROM and ignore rest?
>       Like if FROM is 100M but only 30M used, and DEST is 50M

I think the answers to your questions are obvious after reading the
manual page.  But, I'm the worst person to make that judgement :)

The answers to these questions are:

(1) No.
(2) The file system gets grown to take up the full space of DEST.
(3) In the case of FAT16/FAT32, yes.  In the case of ext2, Parted
will refuse to copy the partition.  (The ext2 code isn't as versatile
as the FAT code)

Feel free to suggest an alternative wording.


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