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Re: [PATCH] Re: iflag/oflag for dd(1)

Michael van Elst <> wrote:

> mouse%Rodents-Montreal.ORG@localhost (Mouse) writes:
>>This makes three "no way to clear it"s.  Perhaps that should be
> Or maybe setting the flags isn't a good idea, especially when
> the result is not Linux compatible.
> You could gather the reasonable use-cases (like appending or not-creating)
> and set the mode with conv= (like notrunc) or some new keyword.

I think that would be the most reasonable approach.

dd(1) on ubuntu for example has these conv values:

              physically write output file data before finishing

       fsync  likewise, but also write metadata

that, as far as I can tell, provide the same functionality as
dsync/sync flags.


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