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Mon Jul 31 20:11:03 PDT 2000
begin Aaron Lehmann quotation:
> On Mon, Jul 31, 2000 at 08:02:11PM -0700, Monkey Master wrote:
> > Has anyone ever explained the concept of sparse files to you?
> No, not by that name.
Well, through the magic of seek(), those files may report that
they are howevermany hundreds of k in LENGTH, but that's not how much
space they take up on DISK.
It causes fragmentation to write sparse files, but that's
okay, because sparse files are not read sequentially (in the common
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