Updated: ddrescue-1.4-1

Christian Franke Christian.Franke@t-online.de
Tue Jun 19 09:09:00 GMT 2007


Version 1.4-1 of ddrescue has been uploaded.
(http://www.gnu.org/software/ddrescue/ddrescue.html)

Important Note:
ddrescue is affected by a bug in Cygwin's raw device lseek().
(Cygwin <= 1.5.24-2 and snapshots < 2007-05-23).
Please read /usr/share/doc/Cygwin/ddrescue-1.4.README for further
info.

Cygwin NEWS:
* now builds OOTB on Cygwin.

Upstream NEWS:
* Added new option `--direct'.
* Fixed a bug showing bad initial error size.
* Fixed error counting.
* Small changes to documentation.

Description from README:
GNU ddrescue is a data recovery tool. It copies data from one file or
block device (hard disc, cdrom, etc) to another, trying hard to rescue
data in case of read errors.

The basic operation of ddrescue is fully automatic. That is, you don't
have to wait for an error, stop the program, read the log, run it in
reverse mode, etc.

If you use the logfile feature of ddrescue, the data is rescued very
efficiently, (only the needed blocks are read). Also you can interrupt
the rescue at any time and resume it later at the same point.


Christian Franke

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