zum(1) free disk space by making holes in files


zum [FILE]...


zum reads a files list on the command line and attempts to perforate these files. Perforation means, that series of `0' bytes are replaced by lseek(2)s, thus giving the file system a chance of not allocating real disk space for those bytes.


find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 zum

If you zum under /boot, where your kernel image lives, your system will become unbootable unless you run lilo again.


Oleg Kibirev <[email protected]>.

Manual page by Heiko Schlittermann <[email protected]>.