doc suggestions for User Guide's "Special filenames", including `cat /proc/partitions`

Corinna Vinschen
Sun Mar 8 10:10:00 GMT 2009

On Mar  8 00:36, S Page wrote:
> I was trying to figure out what device mapped to my USB flash drive.
> I eventually used `cat /proc/partitions` to determine it was
> /dev/sdb1.

Can you please check against the latest documentation under
and see if it explains anything better in this regard?

If not, I'm open to suggestions to make the documentation clearer,
preferredly as unified diffs against the source sgml files, which
you can find, for instance, here:


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