Sfdisk Gets Redone, Supports MBR & GPT Disk Labels

Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 15 January 2015 at 05:58 AM EST. 2 Comments
Version 2.26-rc1 of the util-linux package is now available.

Prominent for Util-linux 2.26 is a "completely new" sfdisk command that's now based on the libfdisk library. This new sfdisk command now supports MBR and GPT disk labels (along with potential but untested SGI and SUN disk labels). Those dependent on sfdisk, a partition table management program for Linux, are encouraged to re-test their scripts against this new version, per the official release information on 2.26-rc1.

Util-linux 2.26-rc1 also has improvements to the libblkid library to use the same UDF fields like Windows and other operating systems for reading UDF volume identifiers.

Aside from this work is also improvements to hwclock and other util-linux commands.

More details via the v2.26-rc1 announcement.
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