Add a pretend / test mode

Bug #335359 reported by Eric Butler on 2009-02-27
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
usb-creator (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: usb-creator

For people hacking on usb-creator, it would be very useful to have a --pretend mode that printed out what potentially-destructive commands (dd, parted, etc.) would be run without actually doing anything. This would give the developer a bit more piece of mind that their changes wont clobber their /home.

Evan (ev) on 2009-02-27
Changed in usb-creator:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Medium → Wishlist
Evan (ev) wrote :

This should be implemented as a fake devicekit-disks dbus service, as part of the unit test framework.

Evan (ev) wrote :

To elaborate, a --pretend or --simulate option could be added as well. The fake devicekit-disks should return disk images that it has created in /tmp for EnumerateDevices().

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