[PATCH] adding two new options to 'cp'
peterjeremy at optushome.com.au
Tue Aug 1 07:26:29 UTC 2006
On Mon, 2006-Jul-31 22:42:49 +0200, Ivan Voras wrote:
>I agree with this, and while you're in there, can you add -s to copy
>sparse files (via the usual "if the buffer is all nulls, seek beyond eof
>instead of writing" trick)?
Note that it isn's possible to accurately distinguish between a block
of NULs and a hole in the file through the filesystem. The only way
to accurately copy a sparse file is with dump/restore.
On Mon, 2006-Jul-31 22:37:56 +0200, Ivan Voras wrote:
>To badly paraphase  a quote: "Here, have a $1, buy yourself a GB of
This is true in the desktop and server market but is not true in the
embedded market and only marginally true for laptops.
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