also sprach Kent West <email@example.com> [2002.02.02.1956 +0100]: > In general, or at least in this specific instance, how does one > determine what block size to use? it doesn't really matter. if you have fast media and memory to spare, then setting the size higher will speed up the process. but any blocksize will do. it's the amount of data that dd treats as a chunk, and dd will copy chunk-wise, not byte-wise. -- martin; (greetings from the heart of the sun.) \____ echo mailto: !#^."<*>"|tr "<*> mailto:" net@madduck de gustibus non est disputandum.
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