In <email@hidden>, Paul J. Lucas <email@hidden> typed:
> Also, how can you tell if a file really is sparse? I.e., find
> out how much disk is actually allocated to it rather than what
> "ls" says?
stat(2) the file. The st_blocks fields tells you the number of
512-byte blocks allocated for the file; st_size is what ls reports.
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