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Re: [Bug-ddrescue] minor documentation bug: '--retry-passes' should be '

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: Re: [Bug-ddrescue] minor documentation bug: '--retry-passes' should be '--retries'
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:54:21 +0200
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Hello Robert,

Robert Trevellyan wrote:
The online manual at
https://www.gnu.org/software/ddrescue/manual/ddrescue_manual.html shows the
but the program actually accepts
as indicated when invoking the program with '--help'.

I guess you are running an old version of ddrescue. The online manual is for version 1.18. The change was announced here:

* The long name of option "-r" has been changed to "--retry-passes" to make it clear that ddrescue tries each sector only once per retry pass.

Thanks for developing and maintaining this excellent tool. One lady thought
she had lost all her photos of her son growing up, but ddrescue recovered

My pleasure. I hope she has now made a couple of backups.

Best regards,

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