Subject: Re: gunzip|dd causes dd to fail w/ new gzip
To: Ben Collver <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/09/2004 01:18:12
On Thu, 8 Jul 2004, Ben Collver wrote:
> With the above command, the default is ibs=512.  Do pipes guarantee that
> at least 512 bytes will be read?

I have no idea, but I don't understand why this is an issue for dd(1),
and esp. why it arises after gzip(1) implementation was changed.

I guess I can use obs=... as a workaround, but it scares me.

 - Hubert

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