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Re: `dd' for making diskettes.

>  When I use the first form, it prints the `1440 records in' &c
>  messages right away, even before the floppy drive spins up much.  I
>  think it buffers everything then. 

it doesn't make too much of a difference really. if you gave dd a count,
it'll know the number of counts to write, so it prints the message
immediately, otherwise it just goes along and prints it when it finds the
end of the file/device. There is a slight gain in going from the default
block size of 512bytes to the 1kb to specified. but it's also more things to
type in incorrectly and mess things up :-)

Debian Developer <tausq@debian.org>

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