What's The Limit
steve at stevesearle.com
Tue Dec 12 23:39:40 UTC 2006
Around 10:45pm on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 (UK time), Mikkel L. Ellertson scrawled:
> Are you sure there isn't an EOF? I would think that the EOF from the
> original file would be written to the CD. I am not sure how it would
> work with a binary file, but I suspect that it would work as well.
> After all, Linux (and UNIX) treat devices as files.
> Does using "dd if=/dev/hdb of=test.txt" access /dev/hdb differently
> then opening it in a text editor?
It seems there isn't an eof. Writign a small text file this way to the
CD, and then copying it back using the dd statement you mentioned copies
back much more data - 614401 bytes. The extra ones are all hex 00's.
Opening the file in vi includes all these extra bytes.
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting a bad thing?
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