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Buffering/reblocking program for tape backups, printing, etc.

Buffer implements double buffering and can be used to keep backup tapes streaming or printers printing. It can also be used to convert a data stream to a given output blocksize.

Buffer uses shared memory to convert a variable input data rate to a constant output data rate. It is typically used in a pipe between a backup program and the tape device, but there are also other applications like buffering printer data in lpd's input filter.

Tags: User Interface: Command Line, Role: Program, Scope: Utility

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Architecture Version Package Size Installed Size Files
amd64 1.19-12+b1 15.0 kB42.0 kB [list of files]
arm64 1.19-12+b1 14.2 kB42.0 kB [list of files]
armel 1.19-12+b1 15.1 kB41.0 kB [list of files]
armhf 1.19-12+b1 15.0 kB41.0 kB [list of files]
i386 1.19-12+b1 15.8 kB45.0 kB [list of files]
mips 1.19-12+b1 15.9 kB47.0 kB [list of files]
mips64el 1.19-12+b1 15.4 kB52.0 kB [list of files]
mipsel 1.19-12+b1 16.1 kB47.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64el 1.19-12+b1 14.6 kB90.0 kB [list of files]
s390x 1.19-12+b1 15.1 kB46.0 kB [list of files]