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Posted Mar 23, 2007 14:37 UTC (Fri) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
In reply to: fallocate() by landley
Parent article: fallocate()

Quite so! punch should really have been in POSIX from the start, except
that sparse files were never really in POSIX per se: they were just an
efficiency hack atop seeking, so nobody seems to have thought `hey, what
if we want to make an existing file sparser than it is?'

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