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    Using dd command

    I need the functionality of the dd command. Rather than directly calling the dd command from the program I'm writing, is there a way for me to do whatever low level commands dd does or call the libraries it uses?

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    Super Moderator Roxoff's Avatar
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    May I respectfully suggest that you do use the dd command? I don't think there is much lower level than that. If you need to know how it does what it does, you can get hold of the source code and maybe embed that into whatever you're building.
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    Linux User tech_man's Avatar
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    As Roxoff said, I don't think there is much lower than dd. dd is a byte for byte copy IIRC.
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