Unusual Question

Ian Smith smithi at nimnet.asn.au
Thu Jul 13 15:24:30 UTC 2017

On Fri, 14 Jul 2017 01:12:17 +1000, Ian Smith wrote:

 > There is no oskip; I have to check dd(1) every time myself .. there's:
 >      iseek=n  Seek on the input file n blocks.  This is synonymous with
 >               skip=n.
 >      oseek=n  Seek on the output file n blocks.  This is synonymous with
 >               seek=n.
 >  > I didn't capture this but I did run the dd with the oskip of the big 
 >  > number and it showed all zeros.
 > There is no oskip.  oseek (aka skip) would work.

Argh .. I've done it myself: that should say oseek (aka seek).  For this 
very reason I _never_ use iseek or oseek, being quite confused enough :)

cheers, Ian

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