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       dd_rescue - copies data from one file (or block device) to another


       dd_rescue [options] infile outfile


       This  manual  page  documents briefly the dd_rescue command.  This manual page was written
       for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

       dd_rescue is a program that copies data from one file or block device to another, it is  a
       tool to help you to save data from crashed partition.  It tries to read and if it fails it
       will go on with the next sectors, where tools like dd will fail. If the copying process is
       interrupted  by  the  user  it is possible to continue at any position later.  It can copy


       -s ipos
              start position in  input file (default=0)

       -S opos
              start position in output file (default=ipos)

       -b softbs
              block size for copy operation (default=16384)

       -B hardbs
              fallback block size in case of errs (default=512)

       -e maxerr
              exit after maxerr errors (default=0=infinite)

       -m maxxfer
              maximum amount of data to be transfered (default=0=inf)

       -l logfile
              name of a file to log errors and summary to (default="")

       -r     reverse direction copy (default=forward)

       -t     truncate output file (default=no)

       -w     abort on Write errors (default=no)

       -a     spArse file writing (default=no)

       -A     Always write blocks, zeroed if err (default=no)

       -i     interactive: ask before overwriting data (default=no)

       -f     force: skip some sanity checks (default=no)

       -q     quiet operation

       -v     verbose operation

       -V     display version and exit

       -h     Show summary of options


       This manual page was written by Ayman Negm <>, for the Debian project  (but
       may be used by others).

                                          April 16, 2003                              DDRESCUE(1)