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suggestion for "dd"

From: Rob Bos
Subject: suggestion for "dd"
Date: Sun, 5 Aug 2001 17:52:28 -0700
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I've run into situations recently where it would be convenient to buffer X 
blocks of data in memory on the shell, and I feel that dd would be the most
convenient place to do that - as a general binary data flow control utility.

being able to do (sa)

dd if=/dev/hda1 bs=10k buff=1M | cdrecord -data -

would be nice.  Yes, cdreocrd has its own build-in buffer, but that's only
useful in cdrecord, and this would be useful to many programs and applications
where you need to ensure a constant output of data from a somewhat shakey

I've always envisioned dd as kind of a valve. :)

Anyhow, good work.

Rob Bos, address@hidden,linux.com}, expert on everything and everyone

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