Debian Bug report logs - #415286
dd: has no option to continue after write errors

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Package: coreutils; Maintainer for coreutils is Michael Stone <>; Source for coreutils is src:coreutils.

Reported by: rodrigo valiña gutiérrez <>

Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2007 21:15:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Found in version coreutils/5.2.1-2

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From: rodrigo valiña gutiérrez <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: dd: has no option to continue after write errors
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2007 22:13:43 +0100
Package: coreutils
Version: 5.2.1-2
Severity: wishlist

dd has an option to continue after read errors, but not to continue
after write errors.
I am using dd to clean data from a hard disk that has some bad sectors:

# dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hdb conv=noerror

but it stops after first write failure.

It would be useful that had an option to continue after write errors,
discarding data while it can not be written.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
Architecture: i386 (i586)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.8-2-386
Locale: LANG=gl_ES@euro, LC_CTYPE=gl_ES@euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)

Versions of packages coreutils depends on:
ii  libacl1                     2.2.23-1     Access control list shared library
ii  libc6                       2.3.2.ds1-22 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an

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