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Re: Measuring (or calculating) how many bytes are actually written to disk when I repeatedly save a file

On 2019-04-07, Curt <curty@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 2019-04-06, Stefan Monnier <monnier@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> 2. A lot of my editing involves editing near (but not at) the end of
>>> a file.  I assume (I know) that the software that saves the file is
>>> smart enough not to rewrite the entire file but instead to preserve
>>> the beginning of the file and just rewrite the changed part of the
>>> file (or from there to the end of the file).
>> Not completely sure if "you assume" or "you know" it to be the case.
>> Especially given that you then add:
> He assumes he knows, I guess.
> It might be pertinent for us to know what "the software" is exactly. At
> any rate, why anyone would write "the software" rather the name of the
> application involved defies my imaginative faculty. 

I probably should've have said name or nature of the software involved
(and cover the case where it's some sort of home-brew thing with no
denomination, or an obscure proprietary app whose name wouldn't mean
anything to anybody, or God knows what). 

> Maybe it's privileged information the OP must keep under wraps.
>>> Can anyone confirm that,
>> which suggest you're not really sure (unless it referred to something else).
>>         Stefan

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