From: Max Reitz <>

The issue:

  $ qemu-img resize -f qcow2 foo.qcow2
  qemu-img: Expecting one image file name
  Try 'qemu-img --help' for more information

So we gave an image file name, but we omitted the length.  qemu-img
thinks the last argument is always the size and removes it immediately
from argv (by decrementing argc), and tries to verify that it is a valid
size only at a later point.

So we do not actually know whether that last argument we called "size"
is indeed a size or whether the user instead forgot to specify that size
but did give a file name.

Therefore, the error message should be more general.

Signed-off-by: Max Reitz <>
Reviewed-by: John Snow <>
Reviewed-by: Eric Blake <>
Signed-off-by: Max Reitz <>
 qemu-img.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/qemu-img.c b/qemu-img.c
index 56edc15218..aa99fd32e9 100644
--- a/qemu-img.c
+++ b/qemu-img.c
@@ -3469,7 +3469,7 @@ static int img_resize(int argc, char **argv)
     if (optind != argc - 1) {
-        error_exit("Expecting one image file name");
+        error_exit("Expecting image file name and size");
     filename = argv[optind++];

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