[svlug] Everything is a file o.O

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Sun Jul 10 18:25:11 PDT 2005


Quoting Julian Snitow (jsnitow at gmail.com):

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

Isn't that cool?

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

Should work.  I do the analogous action with "cat", and it works fine
every time.





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