Sparse files and how to spot them (Doc ID 1006269.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8 6/00 U1 and later
All Platforms
***Checked for relevance on 16-May-2011***


Goal

Provide a brief explanation of the term "sparse file" (sometimes called a "holey file"), and an overview of how to identify sparse files from both userland and the kernel.

Solution

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