dd_rescue - Does copy data from one file or block device to another

Distribution: Mageia 4.1
Repository: Mageia Core i586
Package name: dd_rescue
Package version: 1.40
Package release: 2.mga4
Package architecture: i586
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 64.38 KB
Download size: 36.11 KB
Official Mirror: distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr
Like dd, dd_rescue does copy data from one file or block device to another. You can specify file positions (called seek and Skip in dd). There are several differences: o dd_rescue does not provide character conversions. o The command syntax is different. Call dd_rescue -h. o dd_rescue does not abort on errors on the input file, unless you specify a maximum error number. Then dd_rescue will abort when this number is reached o dd_rescue does not truncate the output file, unless asked to. o You can tell dd_rescue to start from the end of a file and move bcakwards. o It uses two block sizes, a large (soft) block size and a small (hard) block size. In case of errors, the size falls back to the small one and is promoted again after a while without errors.



  • dd_rescue == 1.40-2.mga4
  • dd_rescue(x86-32) == 1.40-2.mga4


    Install Howto

    1. Enable Mageia Core repository on "Install and Remove Software"
    2. Update packages list:
      # urpmi.update -a
    3. Install dd_rescue rpm package:
      # urpmi dd_rescue


    • /bin/dd_rescue
    • /usr/share/doc/dd_rescue/README.dd_rescue
    • /usr/share/man/man1/dd_rescue.1.xz


    2013-10-21 - umeabot <umeabot> 1.40-2.mga4 + Revision: 538629 - Mageia 4 Mass Rebuild

    2013-10-01 - dams <dams> 1.40-1.mga4 + Revision: 490043 - new version 1.40

    2013-05-28 - dams <dams> 1.33-1.mga4 + Revision: 429040 - new version 1.33

    2013-01-11 - umeabot <umeabot> 1.23-2.mga3 + Revision: 348704 - Mass Rebuild - https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Feature:Mageia3MassRebuild

    2011-07-09 - colin <colin> 1.23-1.mga2 + Revision: 121074 - imported package dd_rescue

    2011-07-09 - Colin Guthrie <colin@mageia.org> 1.23-1.mga2 - update to new version 1.23