June 10, 2009, 9:24 am
The Linux dd command - as useful as it is powerful when used properly. Use caution when using this command, though, or you could end up destroying the information on your hard drive!
The dd command has been around for over 30 years, rewritten numerous times, ported to several different systems, and has withstood the test of time. The dd command is part of the fileutils package on most Linux distributions and, to this day, is an invaluable tool for Linux administrators and users alike.