Ubuntu – What does the command name “dd” stand for

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I'm using dd to copy an image onto a USB. But what does dd stand for?

I understand its use, but not what the name dd actually means, or is an acronym for.
It doesn't even say in the man page.

Best Answer

  • The syntax was inspired by the DD (data definition) statement of OS/360 JCL. Source:GNU

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