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[PATCH] Re: dd blocks/bytes at a time

From: Olivier Delhomme
Subject: [PATCH] Re: dd blocks/bytes at a time
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 20:23:32 +0100

Le Wed, 20 Dec 2006 07:52:20 +0800, Dan Jacobson disait :

> On both the dd man and Info pages, we see
>        count=BLOCKS
>               copy only BLOCKS input blocks
> OK, but one must use ones brain, heavens forbid, to figure out that
> e.g., these
>        bs=BYTES
>               force ibs=BYTES and obs=BYTES
>        ibs=BYTES
>               read BYTES bytes at a time
> change the block size. Because you don't say that that is what they
> do. You just say "bytes at a time", and the user has to figure out the
> connection to BLOCKS and them.


Here is a patch that may change this. Do you think it is better that
way ?

Jim : I already have signed the FSF agreement for coreutils :-)


Olivier Delhomme : http://blog.delhomme.org/    [fr]

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