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Re: dd skip= misbehavior

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: dd skip= misbehavior
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2006 00:04:44 -0800
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"Dmitry V. Levin" <address@hidden> writes:

> Here is a simple test case to illustrate the issue:

Thanks for that nice test case.  I hand to change your "/bin/true" to
"sleep 10" to reproduce the situation on Solaris 10.  For what it's
worth, GNU dd (coreutils 5.94) behaves like Solaris 10 dd here.

It does certainly sound like a shortcoming in the POSIX spec, at any

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