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Bruce Steers bsteers4 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 28 14:57:34 CET 2020

My apologies i did not add a subject :(

On Mon, 28 Dec 2020 at 13:31, Bruce Steers <bsteers4 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have been looking around but not found much about getting disk drive
> information.
> like lsblk
> i made a component called gb.shell.tools (very WIP at mo)
> https://gitlab.com/bsteers4/gambas/-/tree/gb.shell.tools/comp/src/gb.shell.tools/.src
> The premise...
> Utilise some linux shell commands for things not so available/easy in
> gambas. (afaik)
> So far i've added 2 commands that use lsblk to get disk info.
> The first a basic ListDisks() that returns a String[] of disk paths using *lsblk
> -lno "PATH"*
> The other is LiskBlocks() that returns a DeviceInfo[] array with info
> lsblk finds
> DeviceInfo.Path
> DeviceInfo.Name
> DeviceInfo.Type
> DeviceInfo.Size
> DeviceInfo.ByteSize
> DeviceInfo.UUID
> DeviceInfo.FSType
> DeviceInfo.Label
> DeviceInfo.Mountpoint
> My questions are...
> 1. Is there a more gambas way to do this rather than using lsblk so it's
> not even needed?
> 2. Is this a good idea that maybe you could suggest other shell commands
> you might want added to a component like this?
> 3. Is this a terrible idea and i should be looking into external library
> functions or a gambas thing
> that already exists to get disk info?
> If it is better to use an external lib then if someone can point me in the
> right direction on using something like liblsblk or some other way to get
> disk info i'm up for making a better class.
> Cheers anyone
> BruceS
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