Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 8226
fdisk doc bug (-l no longer defaults to a set of devices)
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:53 EDT
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.
-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.
When listing partition tables, give sizes in sectors instead
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 9755 ***