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More Man Page Goodness

As I'm sitting in the San Jose Airport, I'm reading the sfdisk man page to get a better handle on the command. I want to script setting up partitions, rather than the interactive fdisk. As I'm reading along, I got a chuckle out of the -f or --force switch:

       -f or --force
              Do what I say, even if it is stupid.

I don't know why I found that funny, but I thought to myself that more man pages need to be written in this fashion. It sure does brighten up the whole system-administration thing.

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