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Re: dd skip bug?

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: dd skip bug?
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 11:51:39 +0000
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Pádraig Brady wrote:
> Well it's more awkward to output the warning for all cases,
> as currently we can't distinguish between short reads from
> a pipe, and a partial block at the end of the stream.
> Thus the error message ".. past end of input file"
> is not appropriate for both cases.
> Therefore I split out the 2 error cases in the patch below.
> It's more consistent but I'm a little worried it's too involved.

It is too involved actually. I'll just do a more generic error message:

if (us_blocks || (!input_offset_overflow && us_bytes))
    error (0, 0,
           _("%s: unable to skip to requested offset"),
           quote (input_file));


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