writing large files quickly

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Fri Jan 27 15:59:14 EST 2006

rbt wrote:

> Hmmm... when I copy the file to a different drive, it takes up 
> 409,600,000 bytes. Also, an md5 checksum on the generated file and on 
> copies placed on other drives are the same. It looks like a regular, big 
> file... I don't get it.

google("sparse files")

Robert Kern
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