Documentation improvements and small code/whitespace fixes

Corresponding to flashrom svn r535.

Signed-off-by: Uwe Hermann <>
Acked-by: Uwe Hermann <>
diff --git a/README b/README
index d72f225..9db8d4b 100644
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -3,7 +3,10 @@
 flashrom is a utility for reading, writing, verifying and erasing flash ROM
-chips. It's often used to flash BIOS/coreboot/firmware images.
+chips. It's often used to flash BIOS/EFI/coreboot/firmware images in-system
+using a supported mainboard, but it also supports flashing of network
+cards (NICs), SATA controller cards, and other external devices which can
+program flash chips.
 It supports a wide range of DIP32, PLCC32, DIP8, SO8/SOIC8, TSOP32, and
 TSOP40 chips, which use various protocols such as LPC, FWH, parallel flash,
@@ -80,7 +83,7 @@
 Please check the output of 'flashrom -L' for the list of supported
-flash chips, chipsets/southbridges, and mainboards.
+flash chips, chipsets/southbridges, mainboards, and flash programmers.
 See also for more details.