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Important: This document is part of the Legacy section of the ADC Reference Library. This information should not be used for new development.

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Version: 1.0

Posted: 2003-01-14

Build Requirements: N/A

Runtime Requirements: Carbon

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BasicDiskImage is a tool that can copy an arbitrary chunk of a disk to a file. I use this tool when investigating the logical format of a disk because it allows me to use better tools (ie HexEdit, ResEdit and BBEdit, rather than boring ol' Sedit). Requires: Mac OS Keywords: disk, driver, raw read, disk image

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2003-01-14First Version

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