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Re: Creation of empty files [was: Useful use of dd]

On Fri, Jul 02, 2021 at 02:30:50PM -0700, David Christensen wrote:
2021-07-02 14:24:30 dpchrist@dipsy ~/sandbox/dd
$ du --bytes truncate-sparse
5242880	truncate-sparse

I expected sparse files, but du(1) does not indicate such (?).

You used --bytes, which per the man page implies --apparent-size

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