oflag option in GNU dd - equivalent in FreeBSD dd ?

Dan Nelson dnelson at allantgroup.com
Mon Oct 22 12:26:13 PDT 2007

In the last episode (Oct 22), Juri Mianovich said:
> I am used to using this command in Linux, using GNU
> dd:
> dd if=/blah of=/bleh oflag=append conv=notrunc
> The problem is, FreeBSD 'dd' does not understand the
> "oflag" argument.
> Is there some equivalent in the FreeBSD 'dd' syntax
> that I can use, or am I forced to install GNU utils ?

Why not "cat /blah >> /bleh" ?  dd is usually used on raw device nodes,
and appending doesn't make sense there.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at allantgroup.com

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