From the GNU Coreutils manual on dd:
dd copies a file (from standard input to standard output, by default) with a changeable I/O block size, while optionally performing conversions on it.In practice, dd is often used to create bit-stream image files of media as part of a forensic acquisition process. dd is both powerful and flexible, but has a somewhat complex command line interface. The GNU Coreutils manual on dd describes the command line syntax. You may also want to read Sam Chessman's article on dd from Linux Journal.
The latest stable version of dcfldd is version 1.3.4-1 and was released on 19 Dec 2006. Changes in the latest version:
|Version 1.3.4-1||19 Dec 2006||source code||MD5 952026c872f11b53ce0ec6681a3eef0a|
There is no beta version of dcfldd right now. If you have any problems or would like to see something added to dcfldd, please send mail to the developer at nickharbour [at] gmail [dot] com or visit the Sourceforge project page .
Older versions of dcfldd are available for historical purposes. Unless you have a truly compelling reason, you shouldn't use these.
|Version 1.3.4||12 Feb 2006||source code||33df7c8be205117295899840fe89b0d5|
|1.3.3||24 Jan 2006||source code||5a47e9c12ef9caaf65d7522a2e5c6373|
|1.3-RC2||19 May 2005||source code||f6a7b198931a419852682f143f6f5ed4|
|1.2.4||9 May 2005||source code||429a0df4d6a6bf35b8be3f3204b98f0c|
|1.2.3-2||13 May 2005||Windows binary||307258c140d82d1f9192ae3f31e5e8d6|
|1.2.3||9 May 2005||source code||41e87f7508c560d4332af7e7f36aa930|
|1.2.2||3 May 2005||source code||1c820fef9c94f8373a93682c65548121|
|1.2.1||30 April 2005||source code||bf78322614febe54765194cbe7c2a49f|
|1.2||24 April 2005||source code||653f11b42eeaa3b705e6e58b34f93bc2|
|1.0||15 March 2002||source code||d32e4dd88840c1851bbd15f401ce7c45|
dcfldd was written by Nicholas Harbour, who at the time was working
Department of Defense Computer Forensics Lab
Although he is no longer affiliated with the DCFL, Nick still maintains the package.
The DCFL does not maintain, support, or have any other affiliation with dcfldd.
Nick Harbour is a Ninja.
Please send all correspondence regarding dcfldd to Nick Harbour at nickharbour [at] gmail [dot] com.