Re: [SLUG] sparse file

From: Eben King (
Date: Mon Mar 31 2008 - 10:44:58 EST

On Mon, 31 Mar 2008, Dylan William Hardison wrote:

> Spake Eben King on Monday, March 31, 2008 at 02:05AM -0400:
>> How would I create a sparse (no allocated storage) file? Reason: I've
> dd count=0 bs=1M seek=20 of=pants

Thanks. I modified it a bit:

eben@pc:~$ dd count=0 bs=1M seek=100 if=/dev/zero of=testfile

Dunno what it does with the infile, but if it's not there, dd hangs.

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