cvs commit: src/sbin/mdconfig mdconfig.8

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Fri Nov 9 11:51:29 PST 2007

On 2007-11-09 20:22, Pawel Jakub Dawidek <pjd at> wrote:
>>> Another trick is to just skip '-t vnode' as it is assumed when -f is
>>> used.
>> Nice to know :)  Should I update mdconfig.8 again?  I was a bit worried
>> about thhe `backquoted command` length, but it seems to fit nicely even
>> in console windows.  Reducing the line-length a bit more is not strictly
>> necessary, but it's worth considering.  Unless it would make the example
>> more cryptic than useful, I guess :)
> Yeah, that's my concern too. On the other hand it's a nice hint to show
> in example. Well, I'll let you decided on that:)

The default type of `vnode' is explicitly described in the -f option
help.  I was just a bit careless when reading the manpage, and expected
the description to be near -t type instead of -f file:

    -f file
	Filename to use for the vnode type memory disk.  Options
	-a and -t vnode are implied if not specified.

We can probably reduce the command-length, but expand the description of
the example.

How about this change?

Index: mdconfig.8
RCS file: /home/ncvs/src/sbin/mdconfig/mdconfig.8,v
retrieving revision 1.38
diff -u -r1.38 mdconfig.8
--- mdconfig.8	9 Nov 2007 18:02:51 -0000	1.38
+++ mdconfig.8	9 Nov 2007 19:49:36 -0000
@@ -216,9 +216,15 @@
 mount /dev/md0c /mnt
-To mount an ISO 9660 CD image file:
+To mount an ISO 9660 CD image file using the default
+.Ar type
+.Cm vnode ,
+for the memory disk and the first available
+.Xr md 4
+device node:
 .Bd -literal -offset indent
-mount -t cd9660 /dev/`mdconfig -a -t vnode -f cdimage.iso` /mnt
+mount -t cd9660 /dev/`mdconfig -a -f cdimage.iso` /mnt
 .Xr md 4 ,

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