Subject: Re: hexdumping large sparce files
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From: David Laight <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/27/2003 18:24:55
On Mon, Jan 27, 2003 at 01:02:21PM -0500, der Mouse wrote:
> > I'm sure there is also a way of making a hole in an existing file.
> I'd love to hear it, as I don't know of nay (short, of course, of
> writing directly to the underlying disk device).

It might be a Solaris or even Unixware feature...

Writing the raw device could be catestrophic if the filesystem
is mounted.  Indeed even reding it won't return buffered data.


David Laight: