[svlug] Everything is a file o.O

Julian Snitow jsnitow at gmail.com
Sun Jul 10 18:16:33 PDT 2005


To my delight, running ``md5sum /dev/cdrom''   gives the correct
checksum for the iso image.

Is there any reason why I couldn't or shouldn't just do ``cp 
/dev/cdrom  foo.iso'' to get the iso image?

Tangents:
   (a) Would that just copy the device file, rather than the contents?
   (b) Should I use dd instead?

Julian




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