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Re: [opensuse] Re: Where is the USB hd?
nimrodel:~ # cat /proc/partitions | grep -e "sd\?"
major minor #blocks name
8 0 1993728 sda
8 1 1993608 sda1
nimrodel:~ #
Now, I wonder why the header line got through the grep... useful, but I
don't know why :-?

The question mark matches *zero* or one of the *preceding* element.

Hence the "s" in "blocks" matches the provided regular expression: "s"
followed by *zero* or one "d".

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