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Getting Started with Cubieboard by Olliver M. Schinagl

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Writing data

A somewhat unusual name is used for the program described in this section, dd. It is unknown what dd stands for, but its purpose is to copy data. There are many possible arguments to dd, but the most important ones used in this book will be covered here. The if parameter specifies the input file where data is to be read from. The of parameter is the output file parameter where the data is to be written. With these two parameters, it is already possible to copy data from the source to the destination. What makes dd so versatile is the plethora of other parameters. The seek parameter allows you to change the start position where to start writing. The skip parameter allows you to change the start position from where data is read. The ...

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