Definitions of dd

  1. a doctor's degree in religion Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 1. double density.2. data dictionary.3. Deployment Descriptor. foldoc_fs
  3. A Unix copy command with special options suitable forblock-oriented devices; it was often used in heavy-handedsystem maintenance, as in "Let's "dd" the root partitiononto a tape, then use the boot PROM to load it back on to anew disk".dd had a distinctly non-Unixy keyword option syntaxreminiscent of IBM System/360 JCL (which had an elaborateDD "Dataset Definition" specification for I/O devices).Though the command filled a need, the interface design wasclearly a prank. foldoc_fs

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