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Re: two modifications to dd(1)

Iain Hibbert <> writes:

> <> wrote:
> >1) Copy argument before modifying it so that ps(1) shows entire
> >   options.
> wrt this, is it worth not exiting for strdup() failure? I mean, the consequ=
> ences are not fatal because we can fall back to using the argv string direc=
> tly..

Anyway, dd tries to allocate buffer for i/o later.  Of course it may
succeed even if alocation here fails, but it depends on malloc
implementaion and I guess it is quite rare case.


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