Subject: Re: dd could replace rawrite
To: Martin Husemann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Marina Brown <email@example.com>
Date: 10/14/2003 18:12:36
On Mon, 13 Oct 2003, Martin Husemann wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 12, 2003 at 11:10:24PM -0400, James K. Lowden wrote:
> > I'd say dd is probably a better "ambassador" to the world, in the sense
> > that it reflects NetBSD's style more than the rawrite programs do. For
> > better or worse. ;-)
> I disagree. Probably dd is the worst command line tool in the whole
> NetBSD tree (due to its history). It's completely different from all real
> unix utilities.
Is it really ?
try the following command and you will be surprised...
dd < /pathto/floppyimage > /dev/fd0
It works - found this usage in some Unix manuals from the 70's and
tried it ;-)
...and i like the historical JCL type format too ;-)