Re: Copying a bootable CD
On 02/07/11 07:20, Brian wrote:
> On Fri 01 Jul 2011 at 23:49:56 +0300, Andrei POPESCU wrote:
>> conv=notrunc means "do not truncate the output file" according to the
>> manpage, but I have no ideea what it's good for, but doesn't sound like
>> it would affect your image :p
> That's a problem which can happen with man pages. You think you know
> what it means but on the witness stand you are torn apart by the
> I'd take 'truncate' to mean 'shorten' - but see what you make of this:
> Untested. Use at you own risk!
What is the date of that post?
What OS are the posters referring to?
Tested - file a bug report if it is incorrect :-)
"`append' Write in append mode, so that even if some other process is
writing to this file, every `dd' write will append to the current
contents of the file. This flag makes sense only for output. If you
combine this flag with the `of=FILE' operand, you should also specify
`conv=notrunc' unless you want the output file to be truncated *before
being appended to.*"
ref: info dd
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