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Bug#730871: general: Filesystem? Some problems with sizes of files.

On Sun, 01 Dec 2013 00:13:06 +0800
Thomas Goirand <zigo@debian.org> wrote:

> > May be the file you're trying to copy is sparse [1]?  GNU tar does
> > support this.  Flash drives typically contain FAT32 on them which
> > doesn't support sparse files, so when copying such a file from a
> > "real" file system to FAT32 the kernel's copying routine has to
> > "stuff" the file.
> If it was FAT32, then it wouldn't even accept files bigger than 2GB.

4 GiB - 1 byte, actually.  But you're correct on this anyway.

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