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Fw: fileutils: speeding up cp.
- From: "Robert Collins" <robert dot collins at itdomain dot com dot au>
- To: <cygwin-apps at sources dot redhat dot com>
- Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2001 09:01:13 +1100
- Subject: Fw: fileutils: speeding up cp.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Earnie Boyd" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2001 12:18 PM
Subject: fileutils: speeding up cp.
> I've noticed that the mv command preextends the file so that all
> required bytes are preallocated. This happens even when the mv
> must cp the file from one drive to another. This doesn't happen with
> itself. I'm trying to find where in the source this happens so that I
> can supply a patch that'll cause cp to preallocate the space always.
> won't have much time in the next few days so if someone wants to beat
> to it, have at it.
> If you wish to test the behavior yourself, then use the floppy drive
> because of it's slowness.