Anyone know...

From: Doc <>
Date: Thu Apr 11 21:06:00 2002

On Thu, 11 Apr 2002, Christopher Smith wrote:

> is "bad" (scratched, or what not), a smaller block size (1 ;) may
> help you get more good data at the expense of some speed. You

  That's an exercise in understatement if I ever heard one.

> can also use the conv=noerror option to ignore read errors if you
> really want whatever data you can get.

  Um, I've not been successful with that option in Linux or in NetBSD.
I've tried it reading from damaged tape and from damaged CD media. dd
will keep trying... to read the same unreadable block.
  If I missed the way around that, I'd really like to know.

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