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Re: [PATCH] dd - support for reading of full blocks

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [PATCH] dd - support for reading of full blocks
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 16:52:29 -0700
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Pádraig Brady <address@hidden> writes:

> or conv=wait, though I do have a strong preference
> for iflag=block as it's the most accurate.

I dunno, iflag= is supposed to be symmetric with oflag=.
This "feels" more like a conversion, so conv= seems more

> Also would there be any possibility of making this the default?

I expect not.  The current behavior has been that way for decades, and
has been standardized by POSIX.  Changing it is likely to Break Stuff.

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