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Feel free to leave comments about my wiki edits or other points of interest. --[[User:Indigo|Indigo]] ([[User talk:Indigo|talk]]) 17:43, 27 September 2012 (UTC)
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Feel free to leave comments about my wiki edits or other points of interest. Please note I have changed preferences so that the account does not automatically watch articles I edit. --[[User:Indigo|Indigo]] ([[User talk:Indigo|talk]]) 23:31, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  
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== wipe-safe-at ==
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Hi! If you don't mind and have time then can you help with my second man page? I have cleaned up the code in the script with necessary comments and also wrote much about code in the man page, I don't know if it is a good idea but for them who want to edit and customize the script it might be useful.
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[https://github.com/AndyCrowd/safe-disk-wiper/blob/master/man-page.wipe,txt man-page]
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(Andy Crowd - [[wikipedia:蔡依林|蔡依林]] 17:33, 29 April 2016 (UTC)).
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:Hi, sure, I'll reply here when I had time to look at it. --[[User:Indigo|Indigo]] ([[User talk:Indigo|talk]]) 08:12, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
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:Hi, I had a look at your manpage for the tool. A number of the options don't make sense for me, i.e. I regard them as misleading. Examples of what I think is misleading:
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# --order mentions some command shortcuts (ddr, ddz, cprs,cpz) but these are explained nowhere.
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# With --show-me you require the user to use a "-e NO_DRY" .. well, have a look what [[w:Dry_run_(testing)]] usually means for a tool. Your usage of --no-dry-run (also "$NO_DRY" mentioned later in the example output) is - to my understanding - totally contrary to regular usage.
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# What does --safety=2/max (default) result in, if the tool "will stop if at least one partition is mounted"? Of course there is at least one partition mounted (/).
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:I think your tool is more a hack for yourself to perform wipe actions you frequently perform. I don't see really how a user can benefit from the wiping part, because if a user understands the bash methods output in the first place, it is simpler to perform to create a dd command than to figure the method you define. Overall, I don't think you should package the tool as is (personal opinion, do as you wish of course). It does not make things simpler for a user.
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:The main benefit of the tool is to provide a wrapper around dd, so that no mounted partitions can be wiped by error. Ok, but that does not require such complicated scripting, you have already contributed [[Securely wipe disk/Tips and tricks#Prevent wiping mounted partitions]] for that, which users can [[Alias]] around dd, if they so prefer.
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:I can improve the english of the manpage, but with misleading options that does not mean users get help. So, I'd rather not do that. Have a think about it how to proceed. --[[User:Indigo|Indigo]] ([[User talk:Indigo|talk]]) 20:19, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Latest revision as of 19:05, 17 May 2016

Feel free to leave comments about my wiki edits or other points of interest. Please note I have changed preferences so that the account does not automatically watch articles I edit. --Indigo (talk) 23:31, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

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wipe-safe-at

Hi! If you don't mind and have time then can you help with my second man page? I have cleaned up the code in the script with necessary comments and also wrote much about code in the man page, I don't know if it is a good idea but for them who want to edit and customize the script it might be useful. man-page (Andy Crowd - 蔡依林 17:33, 29 April 2016 (UTC)).

Hi, sure, I'll reply here when I had time to look at it. --Indigo (talk) 08:12, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
Hi, I had a look at your manpage for the tool. A number of the options don't make sense for me, i.e. I regard them as misleading. Examples of what I think is misleading:
  1. --order mentions some command shortcuts (ddr, ddz, cprs,cpz) but these are explained nowhere.
  2. With --show-me you require the user to use a "-e NO_DRY" .. well, have a look what w:Dry_run_(testing) usually means for a tool. Your usage of --no-dry-run (also "$NO_DRY" mentioned later in the example output) is - to my understanding - totally contrary to regular usage.
  3. What does --safety=2/max (default) result in, if the tool "will stop if at least one partition is mounted"? Of course there is at least one partition mounted (/).
I think your tool is more a hack for yourself to perform wipe actions you frequently perform. I don't see really how a user can benefit from the wiping part, because if a user understands the bash methods output in the first place, it is simpler to perform to create a dd command than to figure the method you define. Overall, I don't think you should package the tool as is (personal opinion, do as you wish of course). It does not make things simpler for a user.
The main benefit of the tool is to provide a wrapper around dd, so that no mounted partitions can be wiped by error. Ok, but that does not require such complicated scripting, you have already contributed Securely wipe disk/Tips and tricks#Prevent wiping mounted partitions for that, which users can Alias around dd, if they so prefer.
I can improve the english of the manpage, but with misleading options that does not mean users get help. So, I'd rather not do that. Have a think about it how to proceed. --Indigo (talk) 20:19, 1 May 2016 (UTC)