Subject: Re: dd: "seek offsets cannot be larger than 2147483647"
To: John F. Woods <email@example.com>
From: J.T. Conklin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/27/1996 17:20:19
> Is there any point in having dd retain this restriction? It does look like
> it will be some work to remove it, but it proved awfully inconvenient when
> I wanted to verify the exact size of a 2063GB disk drive I just bought...
Not at all. I made a stab at removing the limitation when a PR on the
subject came in a long time a go, but let it slide towards the end of
my queue once it proved more than a 30 minute hack.