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Ah. Seems I missed the section of man dd that says:
BLOCKS and BYTES may be followed by the following multiplicative suffixes: xM M, c 1, w 2, b 512, kB 1000, K 1024, MB 1000*1000, M 1024*1024, GB 1000*1000*1000, G 1024*1024*1024, and so on for T, P, E, Z, Y.
Also relevant is the du command. To get an actual human readable size, use "du -bh"
Last edited by djeikyb; 10-21-2008 at 12:53 PM.
Reason: So as not to bump finished thread