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Re: [Bug-ddrescue] How about a "don't care" block state?

From: Ian Abbott
Subject: Re: [Bug-ddrescue] How about a "don't care" block state?
Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 09:47:57 +0100
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Hi Antonio,
On 18/05/11 20:11, Antonio Diaz Diaz wrote:
> Ian Abbott wrote:
>> My idea is that it should be fairly easy to modify a utility such as
>> 'partclone' (actually, a suite of utilities for cloning various file
>> systems) to spit out a ddrescue log file.  If it spat out a '?' for the
>> used areas of the file system and a 'X' (or whatever will mean "don't
>> care") for the unused areas, this log file could be used by ddrescue to
>> recover only the used areas of the file system, ignoring the unused areas.
> I think this could be better done by using such generated logfile as 
> argument to the option --domain-logfile. In this case '+' should be used 
> for the used areas and '?' could be used for the "don't care" areas.

Yes, that should work just as well.  The --domain-logfile option escaped
my attention because I've never used it!

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