Here is the video version, if you prefer it:
dd command is used to copy blocks of files from one location to another. (Shotts, 2019) Its syntax is as follows:
dd if=input_file of=output_file
You can do cool stuff with it, for example, burn an operating system on a USB: (“How to create a bootable Ubuntu USB flash drive from terminal?,” n.d.)
dd command is very powerful and if you misspecify either the if or the of argument, you can do damage to your devices. Don’t use this command lightly.
Hope you learned something useful!
How to create a bootable Ubuntu USB flash drive from terminal? (n.d.). Retrieved February 12, 2020, from https://askubuntu.com/questions/372607/how-to-create-a-bootable-ubuntu-usb-flash-drive-from-terminal
Shotts, W. (2019). The Linux Command Line, Fifth Internet Edition. Retrieved from http://linuxcommand.org/tlcl.php. Pages 220-221
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