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Re: Help using dd

Subject: Re: Help using dd
From: Chris Davies
Date: Tue, 08 Dec 2009 17:33:55 +0000
Newsgroups: uk.comp.os.linux

Chris Davies <chris-usenet@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> The Debian man page [...] includes this or words to this effect:


Richard Kettlewell <rjk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Ah, I was looking at the version in lenny, which doesn't document the
> defaults.

I've got "testing" coreutils, 7.4-2, which has this in the changelog:

    2009-02-19  Jim Meyering  <...@xxxxxxxxxx>

    doc: dd: document that the default block size is 512 bytes
    * src/dd.c (usage): Document the default block size.
    * doc/coreutils.texi (dd invocation): Document that the default
    block size (bs, ibs, obs) is 512 bytes.
    Reported by Petr Uzel.

HTH
Chris

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