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

From: Robert Trevellyan
Subject: Re: [Bug-ddrescue] minor documentation bug: '--retry-passes' should be '--retries'
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:54:27 -0400

You're correct, I'm running it from the Ubuntu 14.04 repository, which is
only up to version 1.17-1.

The lost photos I referred to were on an old IDE drive that someone had
told her was unrecoverable. She does now have automatic backups running.

Robert Trevellyan
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On Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 1:54 PM, Antonio Diaz Diaz <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hello Robert,
> Robert Trevellyan wrote:
>> The online manual at
>> https://www.gnu.org/software/ddrescue/manual/ddrescue_manual.html shows
>> the
>> option
>> '--retry-passes=n'
>> but the program actually accepts
>> '--retries=n'
>> 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:
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-ddrescue/2014-06/msg00011.html
>  * 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
>> everything.
> My pleasure. I hope she has now made a couple of backups.
> Best regards,
> Antonio.

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