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asked Are there resources which list the file contents of a “clean” OSX install?
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accepted Is it possible to 'instantly' create arbitrary files?
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comment Is it possible to 'instantly' create arbitrary files?
Sorry for the confusion -- my point is that the file creation time isn't any faster if I use the seek option to dd, it still takes several seconds per GB. Like you mention, Apple's filesystem doesn't seem to take advantage of the seek option
Aug
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comment Is it possible to 'instantly' create arbitrary files?
Thanks for the reference. Unfortunately, my Mac doesn't seem to support sparse files, and the file seems to still be filled with \0s. Is there any other alternative?
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awarded  Student
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asked Is it possible to 'instantly' create arbitrary files?