Can the disklabel(8) link go now?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Fri Jun 4 09:35:46 GMT 2004

In message <40C0414F.4040108 at>, Scott Long writes:
>My vote is 'not right now'.  disklabel is a very fundamental command
>to BSD, so if you intend to remove it then I suggest that you do the
>1. Mark it as 'deprecated' everywhere.  All documentation, manual
>pages, etc.  If you can make it so that an invocation of 'disklabel'
>prints out a deprecation warning, that would be good also.
>2. After 5-STABLE branches, remove it from HEAD.
>3. Leave it in 5-STABLE until EOL.

I thought the idea was to make disklabel(8) print out a helpful
text pointing out the right tools for the current platform ?

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