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Re: miscutils snag/questions for all

Bruce Perens writes ("Re: miscutils snag/questions for all"):
> [Jeff Noxon:]
> > Do we really want
> > programs like fdisk to evolve differently in different distributions?
> Fdisk is a special issue. There is a new fdisk 3.0 which was distributed
> separately. It is a command line program and we need to write a front
> end for it.

fdisk 3.0 is nowhere near a new version of fdisk 2.0.  IMO it should
have been called something different.

I'd like to continue to have an fdisk which is like fdisk 2, and I
don't see why fdisk 2 can't be maintained (but then I haven't looked
at the code).

> > If the answer is 'yes', then I would like to have an fdisk program 
> > that works like the one that comes with DOS.  Then everyone would know
> > what to do with it.  :)
> Please download the fdisk 3 from sunsite. If you want to make a DOS-like
> front end, it would not be too difficult.

Will a fdisk 3 with a DOS-like front-end be as flexible as fdisk 2 ?

Ideally we would have two interfaces, a full-screen interface that
looks enough like DOS not to confuse people and a command-line/script
interface that's like fdisk 2.


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