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dd: copy blocks in reverse order

From: Ivan Pozdeev
Subject: dd: copy blocks in reverse order
Date: Sun, 6 Dec 2015 18:20:42 +0300

Hello Coreutils,

The subj is a requirement if I'm copying between overlapping regions, and the
destination is further in the media than the source.

The specific task I'm having is to move a partition a number of sectors forward.

To be completely clear, the algorithm is: copy a block, then seek to the
previous block (i.e. 2*bs bytes back).

I don't currently see a use case for setting this for input/output 

An idea for the option name is `d'.

There is a workaround for my particular case - `dd if=<block_device> 
bs=<2*shift_bytes> | dd
of=<block_device> seek=<shift_blocks>' but it requires a few times 
2*shift_bytes of memory.

Best regards,
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