writing large files quickly

Ivan Voras ivoras at __yahoo__.com_
Sat Jan 28 00:23:45 CET 2006

Steven D'Aprano wrote:

> Isn't this a file system specific solution though? Won't your file system
> need to have support for "sparse files", or else it won't work?

Yes, but AFAIK the only "modern" (meaning: in wide use today) file 
system that doesn't have this support is FAT/FAT32.

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