[Novalug] Sparse files
mstone at mathom.us
Tue Nov 14 06:29:09 EST 2006
On Tue, Nov 14, 2006 at 12:00:54AM -0500, Peter Larsen wrote:
>What command or option to ls will show me if a file is defined as sparse??
>I have a HUUUUGE lastlog - which most likely has been defined as
>"sparse" on install (it's 1.2 TeraBytes on a 4G file system according to
>ls). I am looking to "confirm" this little theroy, but I can't find the
>command to show me if it's sparse?
It's normal for lastlog to be sparse, and it's fairly obvious in this
case. That's also somewhat egregious, so it's also possible that it got
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