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* [PATCH] Subject: docs: disk-utils: change "allows to <verb>" to "allows <verb>ing"
@ 2020-07-10  1:39 Bjarni Ingi Gislason
  2020-07-10  3:05 ` Randy Dunlap
  2020-07-14  8:50 ` Karel Zak
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 3+ messages in thread
From: Bjarni Ingi Gislason @ 2020-07-10  1:39 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: util-linux

  The web site "lintian.debian.org" shows some examples of "allows to",
which are changed to "allows one to".

  I chose here to use gerund.

Signed-off-by: Bjarni Ingi Gislason <bjarniig@rhi.hi.is>
---
 disk-utils/fdisk.8     | 2 +-
 disk-utils/sfdisk.8    | 6 +++---
 disk-utils/swaplabel.8 | 2 +-
 3 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/disk-utils/fdisk.8 b/disk-utils/fdisk.8
index f683bcaaa..8780a7419 100644
--- a/disk-utils/fdisk.8
+++ b/disk-utils/fdisk.8
@@ -200,7 +200,7 @@ are deprecated.
 
 .SH SCRIPT FILES
 .B fdisk
-allows to read (by 'I' command) sfdisk compatible script files. The script is
+allows reading (by 'I' command) sfdisk compatible script files. The script is
 applied to in-memory partition table, and then it is possible to modify the
 partition table before you write it to the device.
 .PP
diff --git a/disk-utils/sfdisk.8 b/disk-utils/sfdisk.8
index 6c278afb6..38a674853 100644
--- a/disk-utils/sfdisk.8
+++ b/disk-utils/sfdisk.8
@@ -295,7 +295,7 @@ disk label (see the \fBEMPTY DISK LABEL\fR section below).
 .TP
 .BR \-Y , " \-\-label\-nested " \fItype
 Force editing of a nested disk label.  The primary disk label has to exist already.
-This option allows to edit for example a hybrid/protective MBR on devices with GPT.
+This option allows editing for example a hybrid/protective MBR on devices with GPT.
 
 .TP
 .BR \-w , " \-\-wipe "\fIwhen
@@ -469,7 +469,7 @@ loaders and for other operating systems.
 
 .B Named-fields format
 .RS
-This format is more readable, robust, extensible and allows to specify additional
+This format is more readable, robust, extensible and allows specifying additional
 information (e.g., a UUID).  It is recommended to use this format to keep your scripts
 more readable.
 .RS
@@ -480,7 +480,7 @@ more readable.
 The
 .I device
 field is optional.  \fBsfdisk\fR extracts the partition number from the
-device name.  It allows to specify the partitions in random order.
+device name.  It allows specifying the partitions in random order.
 This functionality is mostly used by \fB\-\-dump\fR.
 Don't use it if you are not sure.
 
diff --git a/disk-utils/swaplabel.8 b/disk-utils/swaplabel.8
index b623a5020..c92de00a5 100644
--- a/disk-utils/swaplabel.8
+++ b/disk-utils/swaplabel.8
@@ -35,7 +35,7 @@ These values can also be set during swap creation using
 .BR mkswap (8).
 The
 .B swaplabel
-utility allows to change the label or UUID on an actively used swap device.
+utility allows changing the label or UUID on an actively used swap device.
 .SH OPTIONS
 .TP
 .BR \-h , " \-\-help"
-- 
2.27.0

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* Re: [PATCH] Subject: docs: disk-utils: change "allows to <verb>" to "allows <verb>ing"
  2020-07-10  1:39 [PATCH] Subject: docs: disk-utils: change "allows to <verb>" to "allows <verb>ing" Bjarni Ingi Gislason
@ 2020-07-10  3:05 ` Randy Dunlap
  2020-07-14  8:50 ` Karel Zak
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 3+ messages in thread
From: Randy Dunlap @ 2020-07-10  3:05 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Bjarni Ingi Gislason, util-linux

On 7/9/20 6:39 PM, Bjarni Ingi Gislason wrote:
>   The web site "lintian.debian.org" shows some examples of "allows to",
> which are changed to "allows one to".
> 
>   I chose here to use gerund.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Bjarni Ingi Gislason <bjarniig@rhi.hi.is>

LGTM.  Thanks.

Acked-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@infradead.org>

> ---
>  disk-utils/fdisk.8     | 2 +-
>  disk-utils/sfdisk.8    | 6 +++---
>  disk-utils/swaplabel.8 | 2 +-
>  3 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/disk-utils/fdisk.8 b/disk-utils/fdisk.8
> index f683bcaaa..8780a7419 100644
> --- a/disk-utils/fdisk.8
> +++ b/disk-utils/fdisk.8
> @@ -200,7 +200,7 @@ are deprecated.
>  
>  .SH SCRIPT FILES
>  .B fdisk
> -allows to read (by 'I' command) sfdisk compatible script files. The script is
> +allows reading (by 'I' command) sfdisk compatible script files. The script is
>  applied to in-memory partition table, and then it is possible to modify the
>  partition table before you write it to the device.
>  .PP
> diff --git a/disk-utils/sfdisk.8 b/disk-utils/sfdisk.8
> index 6c278afb6..38a674853 100644
> --- a/disk-utils/sfdisk.8
> +++ b/disk-utils/sfdisk.8
> @@ -295,7 +295,7 @@ disk label (see the \fBEMPTY DISK LABEL\fR section below).
>  .TP
>  .BR \-Y , " \-\-label\-nested " \fItype
>  Force editing of a nested disk label.  The primary disk label has to exist already.
> -This option allows to edit for example a hybrid/protective MBR on devices with GPT.
> +This option allows editing for example a hybrid/protective MBR on devices with GPT.
>  
>  .TP
>  .BR \-w , " \-\-wipe "\fIwhen
> @@ -469,7 +469,7 @@ loaders and for other operating systems.
>  
>  .B Named-fields format
>  .RS
> -This format is more readable, robust, extensible and allows to specify additional
> +This format is more readable, robust, extensible and allows specifying additional
>  information (e.g., a UUID).  It is recommended to use this format to keep your scripts
>  more readable.
>  .RS
> @@ -480,7 +480,7 @@ more readable.
>  The
>  .I device
>  field is optional.  \fBsfdisk\fR extracts the partition number from the
> -device name.  It allows to specify the partitions in random order.
> +device name.  It allows specifying the partitions in random order.
>  This functionality is mostly used by \fB\-\-dump\fR.
>  Don't use it if you are not sure.
>  
> diff --git a/disk-utils/swaplabel.8 b/disk-utils/swaplabel.8
> index b623a5020..c92de00a5 100644
> --- a/disk-utils/swaplabel.8
> +++ b/disk-utils/swaplabel.8
> @@ -35,7 +35,7 @@ These values can also be set during swap creation using
>  .BR mkswap (8).
>  The
>  .B swaplabel
> -utility allows to change the label or UUID on an actively used swap device.
> +utility allows changing the label or UUID on an actively used swap device.
>  .SH OPTIONS
>  .TP
>  .BR \-h , " \-\-help"
> 


-- 
~Randy

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* Re: [PATCH] Subject: docs: disk-utils: change "allows to <verb>" to "allows <verb>ing"
  2020-07-10  1:39 [PATCH] Subject: docs: disk-utils: change "allows to <verb>" to "allows <verb>ing" Bjarni Ingi Gislason
  2020-07-10  3:05 ` Randy Dunlap
@ 2020-07-14  8:50 ` Karel Zak
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 3+ messages in thread
From: Karel Zak @ 2020-07-14  8:50 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Bjarni Ingi Gislason; +Cc: util-linux

On Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at 01:39:09AM +0000, Bjarni Ingi Gislason wrote:
>  disk-utils/fdisk.8     | 2 +-
>  disk-utils/sfdisk.8    | 6 +++---
>  disk-utils/swaplabel.8 | 2 +-
>  3 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

Applied, thanks.

-- 
 Karel Zak  <kzak@redhat.com>
 http://karelzak.blogspot.com


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