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posted by Torsten(R), 29.06.2017, 16:00

Ingenious idea to create an UPTIME tool for DOS, Javier!

Alas, the provided Sourceforge project's homepage isn't supported by
the Links browser. I could only load it from the ibiblio.org location.

Static links to files on SF would be the best ... instead of loading a
5 KB Zipfile, Links starts to load a 99.9 MB FileOptimizerSetup.exe
from the presented link.

I just saw your ZEROFILL utility there. A good idea as well! I use the
FILL-0.COM tool from 1986 for the same purpose. Alas, some Unices exist
which do not possess a zero device, thus I happened to crowd a virtual
disk's partition with ZEROFILLed dummy files in order to improve the
image's compressibility. BTW, tools like ZEROFILL or FILL-0 should
*not* be used to clean solid state disks. From the SSD controller's
perspective, such action would mark the entire drive as being "used",
and consequently decrease it's write performance.

Greetings, Torsten

 

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