copy of 1 byte long file fails

dams dams at
Wed Dec 8 08:41:13 EST 2004


When using the File command to copy a file from the cd to the hard 
drive, we have the following problem : if the file contains only one 
byte (size of the file : 1 byte), equal to zero, the file copied is 
emtpy (size of the file : 0 byte)

That's somehow problematic, we wrote a small script that overwrites the 
files by doing printf "\0" > the_file  (something like that), but it's 
not really fun.

It fails on every linux distro we tested (mandrake 10.1, 2004.3 gentoo, 
fedora core 3, and maybe mandrake 9.2 (don't remeber)



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