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Bug 8226

Summary: fdisk doc bug (-l no longer defaults to a set of devices)
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: James Manning <jmm>
Component: util-linuxAssignee: Crutcher Dunnavant <crutcher>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact:
Severity: low Docs Contact:
Priority: medium    
Version: 6.1   
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Description James Manning 2000-01-06 06:54:12 UTC
fdisk used to allow fdisk -l with no params and would sweep through
an ever-growing list of devices.  Changed (fixed? :)  by aeb in July,99
as per fdisk/fdisk.c line 76 and realized on line 1906.
Not a bad decision, but /usr/man/man8/fdisk.8 should catch up.

--- fdisk/fdisk.8.old Thu Jan  6 01:50:19 2000
+++ fdisk/fdisk.8     Thu Jan  6 01:50:50 2000
@@ -175,11 +175,7 @@
 program and exit.
 .TP
 .B \-l
-List the partition tables for
-.BR /dev/hd[a-d] ,
-.BR /dev/sd[a-h] ,
-.BR /dev/ed[a-d] ,
-and then exit.
+List the partition tables for the specified devices.
 .TP
 .B \-u
 When listing partition tables, give sizes in sectors instead

Comment 1 Dale Lovelace 2000-03-05 15:44:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 9755 ***