[TUHS] PDP-7 UNIX filesystem
Kurt H Maier
khm at sciops.net
Wed Oct 23 12:02:03 AEST 2019
On Tue, Oct 22, 2019 at 05:07:33PM -0700, Mary Ann Horton wrote:
> dd is deprecated? I'm surprised. I use it all the time.
dd is not deprecated. The maintainer of the jargon file is not a
reliable narrator. dd(1) is even specified in IEEE Std 1003.1-2017,
which mentions the JCL history and explains that it takes 'operands' and
not 'options' to retain compatibility with the original syntax.
dd(1) on Plan 9 changes to regular option flags, such as -if= and -of=,
and some folks get disproportionately annoyed by the change. Can't
please everyone, I guess.
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