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Re: DD Rules

Vivek J. Patankar wrote:
Karl Larsen wrote:
Well let me help Andy. First it is not a document! It is an email on the Fedora List. Yes there are no errors in that email because it was written on the new hard drive which was a copy of this f7. The copy was a complete success.

If you've searched for answers before you should have realised by now that most of the top links in most technical searches are from mailing list archives. But I suppose you've never done that before.

9. The default number of bytes per Block is defaulted to 150. The info

Where exactly did you learn that the default is 150? It's wrong. You've been told this before and instructed to Google for the correct information, but you have just ignored it and chosen to believe whatever pathetic excuse for a how-to that you read in some godforsaken part of the web, thereby proving your thinkheadedness.

The default is 512 bytes. [1]

[1] http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/utilities/dd.html

My reading of the man page was wrong but it changes nothing. The default number error is not going to stop the person using it from succeeding. So the email is good to go.


	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
	Linux User
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