buffer

v 1.19

Reblocking buffer for tape writes

This is a program designed to speed up writing tapes. The program splits itself into two processes. The first process reads (and reblocks) from stdin into a shared memory buffer. The second writes from the shared memory buffer to stdout. Doing it this way means that the writing side effectly sits in a tight write loop and doesn't have to wait for input. Similarly for the input side. It is this waiting that slows down other reblocking processes, like dd.

http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/utils/archivers/buffer

To install buffer, paste this in macOS terminal after installing MacPorts

sudo port install buffer

Add to my watchlist

Installations 1
Requested Installations 1