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Re: Add --dereference option to df

From: Bernhard Voelker
Subject: Re: Add --dereference option to df
Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2013 16:35:01 +0100
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On 12/03/2013 03:35 PM, Pádraig Brady wrote:
> On 11/22/2013 01:52 AM, Pádraig Brady wrote:
>> On 11/12/2013 07:45 AM, Bernhard Voelker wrote:
>>> Isn't that what the findmnt(8) command achieves with
>>> the -S,--source option, i.e. it's not only about dereferencing
>>> per se but rather telling the tool that we're searching for
>>> the source of a mount instead of the target?
>>> Therefore, I think making the changes in get_point() is abusing the
>>> semantics of that function.  Instead, get_disk() should be enhanced
>>> in a similar way as in get_point() via canonicalize_file_name().
>> Makes sense.
>>> Another question is if such behavior could/should be made the default
>>> or if a new option has to be introduced.
>> I'd make it default to dereference. No new options needed I think.
> This would be appropriate for the imminent release I think.
> I'll have a look later if you've no time.

That would have been the next item I planned to work on, but if you're
in a hurry for the snapshot release, then I'm also fine if you do it.
So the question is: when would you like to do the release?

Have a nice day,

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