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Re: portable use of 'dd'

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: portable use of 'dd'
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 02:56:44 +0200
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Paul Eggert wrote:
>     This particular case is only weak evidence that 'dd' needs to be in
>     the list, since the code uses 'dd' only when /dev/urandom is readable,
>     and I expect that 'dd' is supported everywhere /dev/urandom is.

On the other hand, can you point out a system which does not support 'dd'?
You make it sound as if *not* having 'dd' in the list would help portability
to some platforms. Which platforms?


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