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Re: iflag/oflag for dd(1) ("Kevin J. Woolley") writes:

>On 2015-03-16 16:43, Matt Sporleder wrote:
>>> On Mar 16, 2015, at 12:08 AM, Emmanuel Dreyfus <> 
>>> wrote:
>>> Hello
>>> Linux's dd(1) has iflag and oflag operands to specify the O_* flags 
>>> that
>>> should be given to open(2) for the input and output file. It works 
>>> like
>>> this:
>>> Anyone against adding the feature? I can craft a patch if it is
>>> desirable.
>>> --
>>> Emmanuel Dreyfus
>> Sounds pretty cool but not sure when I would use it.

>It comes in very handy for writing bootable SD card images, among other 
>things (but that's my primary use for it).



Why would you need iflag/oflag for writing SD card images?

                                Michael van Elst
                                "A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."

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