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

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Re: dd blocks/bytes at a time
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2006 11:01:03 +0100

Olivier Delhomme <address@hidden> wrote:
> Here is a patch that may change this.

One more small change:

        (dd invocation): Add to the description of cbs.

diff --git a/doc/coreutils.texi b/doc/coreutils.texi
index 98bfadb..a55556a 100644
--- a/doc/coreutils.texi
+++ b/doc/coreutils.texi
@@ -7176,7 +7176,12 @@ overriding @samp{ibs} and @samp{obs}.
 @opindex cbs
 @cindex block size of conversion
 @cindex conversion block size
address@hidden fixed-length records, converting to variable-length
address@hidden variable-length records, converting to fixed-length
 Set the conversion block size to @var{bytes}.
+When converting variable-length records to fixed-length ones
+(@option{conv=block}) or the reverse (@option{conv=unblock}),
+use @var{bytes} as the fixed record length.

 @item address@hidden
 @opindex skip

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