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Strings is a program that prints out any ASCII strings in the input file. It is often used to gather information on unknown programs. By reading the messages displayed to the user, the examiner can often get a feel for what the program is supposed to be doing.
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{{Infobox_Software |
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  name = dd_rescue |
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  os = {{Linux}}|
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  genre = {{Disk imaging}} |
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  license = {{GPL}} |
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  website = [http://www.garloff.de/kurt/linux/ddrescue/ www.garloff.de/kurt/linux/ddrescue/]
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}}
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'''dd_rescue''', is an an advanced evolution of [[dd]], a command line program that has been ported only for UNIX/Linux. The program uses a complex series of flags to allow the user to image or write data from and to [[raw image file|raw image files]]. Like [[dcfldd]], the program makes an effort to keep the user apprised of the status of the current operation.
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'''[[ddrescue]]''' and '''dd_rescue''' are completely different programs which share no development between them.  The two projects are not related in any way except that they both attempt to enhance the standard [[dd]] tool and coincidentally chose similar names for their new programs.
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== Sample usage ==
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Here is a common dd_rescue command:
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'''UNIX/Linux'''
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<pre>$ dd_rescue /dev/hda myfile.img</pre>
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==  Cautions ==
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Unlike regular [[dd]], dd_rescue does not use the command line arguments <tt>if</tt> or <tt>of</tt>.
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== See also ==
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* [[aimage]]
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* [[Blackbag]]
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* [[dcfldd]]
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* [[dd]]
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* [[ddrescue]]
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* [[sdd]]

Revision as of 12:49, 13 June 2008

dd_rescue
Maintainer: {{{maintainer}}}
OS: Linux
Genre: Disk imaging
License: GPL
Website: www.garloff.de/kurt/linux/ddrescue/

dd_rescue, is an an advanced evolution of dd, a command line program that has been ported only for UNIX/Linux. The program uses a complex series of flags to allow the user to image or write data from and to raw image files. Like dcfldd, the program makes an effort to keep the user apprised of the status of the current operation.

ddrescue and dd_rescue are completely different programs which share no development between them. The two projects are not related in any way except that they both attempt to enhance the standard dd tool and coincidentally chose similar names for their new programs.

Sample usage

Here is a common dd_rescue command:

UNIX/Linux

$ dd_rescue /dev/hda myfile.img

Cautions

Unlike regular dd, dd_rescue does not use the command line arguments if or of.

See also