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OD(1)                       General Commands Manual                      OD(1)



NAME
       od  -  octal dump

SYNOPSIS
       od [ -bcdox ] [ file ] [ [ + ]offset[ . ][ b ] ]

DESCRIPTION
       Od dumps file in one or more formats as selected by the first argument.
       If the first argument is missing, -o is default.  The meanings  of  the
       format argument characters are:

       b  Interpret bytes in octal.

       c  Interpret  bytes in ASCII.  Certain non-graphic characters appear as
          C   escapes:   null=\0,   backspace=\b,   formfeed=\f,   newline=\n,
          return=\r, tab=\t; others appear as 3-digit octal numbers.

       d  Interpret words in decimal.

       o  Interpret words in octal.

       x  Interpret words in hex.

       The  file  argument  specifies  which file is to be dumped.  If no file
       argument is specified, the standard input is used.

       The offset argument specifies the offset in the file where  dumping  is
       to commence.  This argument is normally interpreted as octal bytes.  If
       `.' is appended, the offset is  interpreted  in  decimal.   If  `b'  is
       appended,  the  offset  is  interpreted in blocks of 512 bytes.  If the
       file argument is omitted, the offset argument must be preceded `+'.

       Dumping continues until end-of-file.

SEE ALSO
       adb(1)



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