1. Decompressing sparse files

    When decompressing a sparse file with gzip, the file is not sparsed anymore. In order to decompress it as sparse, we can use dd:

    ~# zcat <sparsefile.bin.gz> | dd conv=sparse of=<sparsefile.bin>

    Note that this is not specific to gzip. Also note that some utilities such as xz …

    Tagged as : gzip

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