Re: Replacing fdisk by cfdisk?
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On Thu, 7 Jan 1999, Michael Stone wrote:
> Since fdisk has been declared 'obsolete and unmaintained' by its upstream
> maintainer (Andries Brouwer), I'm considering removing it, and putting a
> link pointing to cfdisk instead.
> Does anybody see a technical objection to this? (like some non-i386 arch
> where fdisk works but not cfdisk)
Your terminal lacks the ability to clear the screen or position the
Using /dev/hda as default device!
Command (m for help): q
For the above reason I'd say it's a bad idea to remove fdisk. Fdisk is
one of those few programs that you never know when and where you'll need
it and what libraries you have at the time. Fdisk just works and as shown
above, cfdisk will fail if used with anything which can't do cursor
movement. It really bombs when you try using it with a 386 nullmodem
terminal at 9600 as well whereas fdisk hangs in there so I'd say it might
be a good idea to keep it around.
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