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authorCarl-Daniel Hailfinger <>2009-06-12 14:02:07 +0000
committerCarl-Daniel Hailfinger <>2009-06-12 14:02:07 +0000
commit01d6aba25193552f832fc0309b6bfb63a48f7a1f (patch)
treeaa97f1646cc8c4183e8329d94ce43c05c89ddb8d /flashrom.8
parente33890dcad645b06c31eaec4525873cbfe98dfbc (diff)
Flashrom does not honor argument ordering for operations
Not only does this violate the principle of least surprise, it also caused one bug where -Ewv was specified and the flash ended up being empty. Support only one operation at a time. As a side benefit, this allows us to clean up main() quite a bit. Corresponding to flashrom svn r585. Signed-off-by: Carl-Daniel Hailfinger <> Acked-by: Uwe Hermann <>
Diffstat (limited to 'flashrom.8')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/flashrom.8 b/flashrom.8
index 406e5b0..b652f66 100644
--- a/flashrom.8
+++ b/flashrom.8
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
flashrom \- detect, read, write, verify and erase flash chips
-.B flashrom \fR[\fB\-EVfLhR\fR] [\fB\-r\fR file] [\fB\-w\fR file] [\fB\-v\fR file]
+.B flashrom \fR[\fB\-VfLhR\fR] [\fB\-E\fR|\fB\-r\fR file|\fB\-w\fR file|\fB\-v\fR file]
[\fB\-c\fR chipname] [\fB\-s\fR addr] [\fB\-e\fR addr] [\fB\-m\fR [vendor:]part]
[\fB\-l\fR file] [\fB\-i\fR image] [\fB\-p\fR programmer] [file]
@@ -25,7 +25,8 @@ Please note that the command line interface for flashrom will change before
flashrom 1.0. Do not use flashrom in scripts or other automated tools without
checking that your flashrom version won't interpret options in a different way.
-If no file is specified, then all that happens
+You can specify one of -E, -r, -w, -v or no operation.
+If no operation is specified, then all that happens
is that flash info is dumped and the flash chip is set to writable.
.B "\-r, \-\-read <file>"
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