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bug#29012: od: busy skip on block devices

From: Christian Kögler
Subject: bug#29012: od: busy skip on block devices
Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2017 07:59:37 +0200
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Am 27. Oktober 2017 07:25:25 MESZ schrieb "Pádraig Brady" <address@hidden>:
>On 26/10/17 08:13, Christian Kögler wrote:
>> If od is used on block devices together with skip, od reads the
>skipped bytes instead of seeking it.
>Yes it has done that from the initial version.
>Note od concatenates multiple files, and skips across
>all of them, so consequently restricts itself to
>seeking where it knows the file length (regular files).
>I suppose we could try to seek if a single argument was specified.
>As an alternative you could skip with dd and pipe to od?
I loose the absolute address offset, but in our case a way to go.
Thanks for helping so quickly!


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