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Re: [vox-tech] ram disk question

On Wed 14 Feb 01, 12:39 PM, Bill Broadley said: 
> Ummm yes when you dump crap to a raw device, and then you cat it you
> get what you put there, and any other crap that was uninitialized after
> it.
> I suspect you want to do something like mkfs /dev/ram0 ; mount /dev/ram0 /mnt/ram; 
>copy file /dev/ram or similar... or maybe I'm missing something.

nope.  i was.   thanks.


> On Wed, Feb 14, 2001 at 12:30:10PM -0800, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > just started playing around with ramdisks.  have a question:
> > 
> > i can cat (or dd) a file to /dev/ram0, but when i try to read ram0, the file
> > is definitely in there, but so is a lot of junk afterwards.   catting the
> > ramdisk is pretty much chaos after the original file.
> > 
> > can i resize the ramdisk to the size of the original file?
> > 
> > or is the idea to put some kind of EOF character at the end?  (if so, how
> > does one do that?)
> Oh if you really wanted to do that \0 is null, echo might need
> an option like -n or similar to send literals.

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