writing large files quickly

Grant Edwards grante at visi.com
Fri Jan 27 16:24:57 EST 2006

On 2006-01-27, rbt <rbt at athop1.ath.vt.edu> wrote:

> OK I finally get it. It's too good to be true :)

Sorry about that.  I should have paid closer attention to what
you were going to do with the file.

> I'm going back to using _real_ files... files that don't look
> as if they are there but aren't. BTW, the file 'size' and
> 'size on disk' were identical on win 2003. That's a bit
> deceptive.

What?! Windows lying to the user?  I don't believe it!

> According to the NTFS docs, they should be drastically
> different... 'size on disk' should be like 64K or something.


Grant Edwards                   grante             Yow!  Where's th' DAFFY
                                  at               DUCK EXHIBIT??

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