Subject: Re: dd could replace rawrite
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Marina Brown <>
List: tech-userlevel
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 ;-)


> Martin