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Difference between writing file from /dev/zero and truncate

$ timeout 1 cat /dev/zero > file1 $ wc -c file1 270422016 file1 $ du file1 264084 file1 Questions : (1) How do 270422016 null characters come out to be 264084 bytes (i.e 258M). $ truncate -s ...
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wget not downloading streaming mp3 correctly

I am trying to download a streaming mp3 using wget. this is my basic command: wget http://sj128.hnux.com/sj128.mp3 -c --timeout=1 --waitretry=0 --tries=0 -O "file.mp3" i have been doing this in a ...
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ffmpeg truncates paths on output when there are dots involved when run on bash

If I have a path with dots in the path, for instance: /home/user/Documents/hello/test.testing_23-24.123/test.testing_23-24.124 ffmpeg can locate the file if you pass the file's path as an argument ...
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How to print multiple columns without truncating?

I know that pr -m -t file1 file2 will give me 2 columns like so: file1: a abc abcdefg abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz file2: 1 123 12345678 12345678901234567890 - $ pr -m -t ...
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How do I remove a directory on a remote system that has a quota?

I have an rsync.net account that has hit its quota and I'm trying to remove (rm -rf) a directory to clean up space. However all the remove commands I can think of to try (rm, truncate, find -delete, ...
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What size blocks does `truncate --io-blocks` use?

What size blocks does GNU truncate --io-blocks use? -o, --io-blocks treat SIZE as number of IO blocks instead of bytes 512 bytes blockdev --getbsz blockdev --getpbsz