Subject: Re: dd: "seek offsets cannot be larger than 2147483647"
To: John F. Woods <>
From: J.T. Conklin <>
List: current-users
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.