Utility dd produces the transfer statistics output even with status=noxfer is specified.
Scripts/users relying on no transfer statistics might get confused.
New option status=none was implemented, to suppress all informational output.
Unnecessary information produced by dd is no longer displayed with this option.
Description of problem:
When running 'dd' command with option 'status=noxfer', dd still prints the status to standard error output
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. dd if=/dev/zero bs=1 count=1 status=noxfer
1+0 records in
1+0 records out
The option is described both in dd --help and man page.
The problem also exists in Fedora 18
Thanks for report, but AFAIK this is expected behaviour. New option status=none for supressing these kind of information was implemented by http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/coreutils.git/commit/?id=7331ab55fc28ac03c18cd683b7748a07dbd63f0f . Should I take it as a request for this new flag for RHEL-6 coreutils or this explanation is enough for you?
Yes, you can treat this bug as RFE.
Still, I think that "suppress transfer statistics" is misleading and should be reworded. Perhaps "suppress transfer speed statistics", as it's the main information printed in this line...
Ok, fine... upstream reworded this a bit as you can see in the patch. If you have any less misleading suggestion, we may try to propose it as improvement to upstream. Otherwise I'll use their wording and patch.
upstream change to noxfer description looks good, I think we can leave it as is
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
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