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[ale] Fwd: Hard Drive Death Spiral -- AKA Recovery Software?

On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 5:28 PM, Ed Cashin <ecashin at noserose.net> wrote:

> But about "B" above, I didn't use cat, because I like
> portable UNIX skills, so I try not to remember any options
> that "cat" has.  I could have used dd with "conv=notrunc",
> I think, but what I really used was a little program I wrote
> for flexible reading and writing at file offsets.
> I'll put that program, seekrw, on my website.
>  http://noserose.net/e/code/seekrw.tar.gz

How cool is that. Makes me want to blow-up another partition just so I
can give it a try :)