On Fri, Aug 15, 2003 at 03:41:28PM +0200, Tino Schwarze <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> BTW: Would it be possible to get a sparse file by zeroing the unused
> bits? Then it would be quite space efficient (at least with some file
> systems).

No, there is no way to do that. You will need to copy the file if you want
to "sparsify" parts, or use os-specific interfaces to do that (if they
exist, they don't exist under linux).

The closest you could get is to garbage collect the file and truncate it
at the end.

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