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Feature #8542

Add dd sparse output mode

Added by C Fraire almost 3 years ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Start date:
2017-07-26
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% Done:

0%

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Difficulty:
Medium
Tags:
needs-triage
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Description

Add a dd oflag `sparse', for an output mode akin to freebsd:

sparse   If one or more output blocks would consist solely of
         NUL bytes, try to seek the output file by the required
         space instead of filling them with NULs, resulting in a
         sparse file.

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