if -v[v...] is specified, ddrescue prints useful lines about the interpretation of various possibly specified options. If --ask is used, this is done after the (y/N) prompt. I would suggest to print these lines before the prompt. The devices may be OK, but the options may not.

GNU ddrescue 1.28
About to copy 16759 kBytes
from '/dev/sdd1' [...] (16_367Ki)
  to 'disk.img' (1Mi)
Proceed (y/N)? y  <=========== Move this ...
    Starting positions: infile = 0 B,  outfile = 0 B
    Copy block size: 128 sectors       Initial skip size: 128 sectors
Sector size: 512 Bytes
Direct in: yes    Direct out: no     Sparse: no     Truncate: no
Trim: yes         Scrape: yes        Max retry passes: 0
Proceed (y/N)? y  <=========== ... to here


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