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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.


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

sudo port install buffer

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