Subject: Re: gunzip|dd causes dd to fail w/ new gzip
To: Noriyuki Soda <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/09/2004 10:56:22
On Fri, Jul 09, 2004 at 11:37:18AM +0900, Noriyuki Soda wrote:
> Yes, this is necessary to copy tapes with variable length record size.
> If dd doesn't have this feature, the length of each record may not be
> preserved.

I see - but shouldn't there be a conversion "stream" for the case at hand?