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authorUwe Hermann <>2008-01-18 17:48:51 +0000
committerUwe Hermann <>2008-01-18 17:48:51 +0000
commit42eb17fc5ed4feb8f6b2f8f2b20626d539861afd (patch)
treec033049c1300761bc6f38a8eab7303bf07a82415 /flashrom.8
parent2fbe6247a9c328628d521b14eee90bd5be378685 (diff)
Minor documentation improvements/fixes in the README and manpage
Corresponding to flashrom svn r180 and coreboot v2 svn r3059. Signed-off-by: Uwe Hermann <> Acked-by: Uwe Hermann <>
Diffstat (limited to 'flashrom.8')
1 files changed, 17 insertions, 12 deletions
diff --git a/flashrom.8 b/flashrom.8
index 3197460..007cd9e 100644
--- a/flashrom.8
+++ b/flashrom.8
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
-.TH FLASHROM 8 "October 18, 2007"
+.TH FLASHROM 8 "January 18, 2008"
-flashrom \- a universal flash programming utility
+flashrom \- a universal BIOS/ROM/flash programming utility
.B flashrom \fR[\fB\-rwvEVfh\fR] [\fB\-c\fR chipname] [\fB\-s\fR exclude_start] [\fB\-e\fR exclude_end]
[\fB-m\fR vendor:part] [\fB-l\fR file.layout] [\fB-i\fR image_name] [file]
@@ -8,33 +8,37 @@ flashrom \- a universal flash programming utility
.B flashrom
is a universal flash programming utility for DIP, PLCC, or SPI flash ROM
chips. It can be used to flash BIOS/coreboot/firmware images, for example.
+for details on coreboot)
If no file is specified, then all that happens
is that flash info is dumped and the flash chip is set to writable.
.B "\-r, \-\-read"
-Read flash ROM contents an save them into the given file.
+Read flash ROM contents and save them into the given file.
.B "\-w, \-\-write"
-Write file into flash (default when file is specified).
+Write file into flash ROM (default when file is specified).
.B "\-v, \-\-verify"
Verify the flash ROM contents against the given file.
.B "\-E, \-\-erase"
-Erase the flash device.
+Erase the flash ROM device.
.B "\-V, \-\-verbose"
More verbose output.
.B "\-c, \-\-chip" <chipname>
-Probe only for specified flash chip.
+Probe only for specified flash ROM chip.
.B "\-s, \-\-estart" <addr>
-Exclude start position. (obsolete)
+Exclude start position (obsolete).
.B "\-e, \-\-eend" <addr>
-Exclude end postion. (obsolete)
+Exclude end postion (obsolete).
.B "\-m, \-\-mainboard" <vendor:part>
Override mainboard settings. This option is needed for some mainboards,
@@ -63,12 +67,13 @@ Show a help text and exit.
.\".B "\-\-version"
.\"Show version information and exit.
-Please report any bugs at,
-or on the coreboot mailing list (
+Please report any bugs at
+.BR ","
+or on the coreboot mailing list
+.RB "(" ")."
.B flashrom
is covered by the GNU General Public License (GPL), version 2 or later.
2000 Silicon Integrated System Corporation
@@ -87,4 +92,4 @@ Niki W. Waibel <>
some others
This manual page was written by Uwe Hermann <>.
-It is licensed under the terms of the GNU GPL (v2 or later).
+It is licensed under the terms of the GNU GPL (version 2 or later).
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