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     OD(1)                                                       OD(1)

          od - octal dump

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

          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

          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 inter-
          preted 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.