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bug#14897: dd skip exit code

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: bug#14897: dd skip exit code
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 16:56:39 +0100
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On 07/18/2013 04:16 PM, Bernhard Voelker wrote:
> On 07/18/2013 05:02 PM, Pádraig Brady wrote:
>> /* POSIX doesn't say what to do when dd detects it has been
>>    asked to skip past EOF, so I assume it's non-fatal.
> OTOH, POSIX says:
> (http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/utilities/dd.html)
>   [...] If some other error is detected, a diagnostic message shall
>   be written and the copy operation shall be discontinued.
> Hmm, whatever they mean with "some other error" - couldn't this
> be such a seek-on-input failure?

In the context of the whole section there,
I'm presuming they just mean conv=noerror is
only significant for input errors.

seeking past end of input couldn't be
considered an error IMHO.


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