Feature #8542

Add dd sparse output mode

Added by C Fraire 3 months ago.

Status:NewStart date:2017-07-26
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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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