Pamac cli text error

Checking available disc space…

Can someone change it to disk

disk is the preferred spelling in American English, and it’s also the spelling used for computer-related objects, such as a hard disk. Disc is the preferred spelling in British English, and it’s also the spelling used for devices carrying sound.

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From the page you copied your answer from:

What do disks and discs have in common?

Let’s start with what both spellings have in common. “Disc” and “disk” refer to the same basic shape: it’s circular and flat, sort of like a plate or a CD. In that sense, disk and disc are just alternate spellings of the same word. The pronunciation doesn’t change from one spelling to the other, and they share the same root—the Latin word discus —which itself has roots in the Greek word diskos , derived from dikein , which means “to throw,” and showcases the Ancient Greeks’ proclivity for discus throwing.

What makes disk special?

While it shares its meaning with disc , disk is the generally preferred spelling in American English:

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and shape into a 1-inch-thick disk.

The Wall Street Journal

It’s also standard when talking about computer components such as hard disks or floppy disks (remember those?).

In the meaning of the pamac message, it should be changed to disk, it’s not a question of american vs. british spelling as it only concerns actual disks.

The only computer related part that can be spelled disc is a CD as it is an actual disk.

Disc usually relates to a removable Optical disc
(e.g. DVD - Digital Video Disc / Digital Versatile Disc)

Many system now have solid state storage and do not have Hard Disk Drive storage

IMO it would be better to drop the noun and change it to

Checking available space…


Both are becoming outdated really - ‘disk’ and ‘disc’ are flat, round objects - I think of ‘disc’ as being more like a frisbee, probably short for ‘discus’ where athletes throw discs.

Disc is Latin, and disk is Greek in origin - so really it’s purely personal preference more than anything.

Disc not only applies to optical, but also HDD plates - but is pretty superfluous nonetheless.

  • Checking available storage…
  • Checking 'available space…

Specifying that the space is on disk, or disc, is largely irrelevant.

As is my reply having just seen @nikgnomic beat me to it.

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