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sr #105789: Feature request: sparse file output support in dd

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Submitted on:  Sat 03 Mar 2007 12:32:00 PM UTC  
Category: NonePriority: 5 - Normal
Severity: 1 - WishStatus: Done
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Originator Email: -unavailable-Open/Closed: Closed
Operating System: GNU/Linux

Wed 03 Jul 2013 06:42:19 AM UTC, comment #1:

Available since v8.16, commit:

News entry:

dd now accepts the conv=sparse flag to attempt to create sparse
output, by seeking rather than writing to the output file.

Marking as done.

Bernhard Voelker <berny>
Project Member
Sat 03 Mar 2007 12:32:00 PM UTC, original submission:

It would be useful if dd had an option to create sparse output files, similarly to the --sparse option in cp.



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