perforate - Utilities to save disk space

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name perforate
Package version 1.2
Package release 5.1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 42 B
Download size 13.32 KB
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GNU cp used to detect files that contain 0-filled holes and save disk space
by skipping them with lseek when writing a file and thus not allocating
disk blocks. Unfortunately it does no longer. So here is program to make
holes in existing files.
Also there are some scripts that help cleaning up the hard disk
(finding duplicated and/or unstripped files).


Package Version Architecture Repository
perforate_1.2-5.1_amd64.deb 1.2 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
perforate - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4


Type URL
Binary Package perforate_1.2-5.1_i386.deb
Source Package perforate

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install perforate deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install perforate




2016-11-30 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <>
perforate (1.2-5.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Bumped DH level to 10.
* debian/compat: created. (Closes: #829187)
* debian/control:
- Added a Homepage field.
- Bumped Standards-Version to 3.9.8.
- Added the ${misc:Depends} variable to Depends field.
2006-08-18 - Hector Garcia <>
perforate (1.2-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Rebuild with unstable libc (Closes: #383590).
* Added myself to Uploaders.
2006-08-17 - Amaya Rodrigo Sastre <>
perforate (1.2-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix the the $mode, $uid, $gid information, patch thanks to Philipp
Matthias Hahn <> (closes: #356515). 
2006-07-30 - Amaya Rodrigo Sastre <>
perforate (1.2-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Upgraded to DH_COMPAT=5. 
2006-07-28 - Amaya Rodrigo Sastre <>
perforate (1.2-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Apply patch from Arnaud Fontaine, to deal with FTBFS on hurd-i386 due to
MAXPATHLEN issue (Closes: #356058).
* Updated manpage for finddup (closes: #355964).
* Improved several documentation details (Closes: #375272).
* Updated Standards version, no changes needed.
2005-11-27 - Amaya Rodrigo Sastre <>
perforate (1.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream (me) release.
* The "With a little help from my friends" Release.
* Implement support for large files in zum.c. Patch by Wouter Verhelst.
(Closes: #255457). Also reimplemnet previously patch by Miriam to fix gcc4
build warnings. You dude and dudette rock!
2005-11-26 - Amaya Rodrigo Sastre <>
perforate (1.1-8) unstable; urgency=low
* Patch provided by Miriam Ruiz, to get rid of gcc4 warnings building zum.c
2005-11-26 - Amaya Rodrigo Sastre <>
perforate (1.1-7) unstable; urgency=low
* The "I should test patches before I upload" Release.
* Fix nasty syntax error (I introduced myself, 100% unassisted, and quite
successfully, I must admit) in finddup, with patch from Hector GarcĂ­a.
You know I love you too :P
2005-11-10 - Amaya Rodrigo Sastre <>
perforate (1.1-6) unstable; urgency=low
* The "/me waves at #wave" Release.
* Take permissions into account, with the optional -i, --ignore-perms
command line switch. Patch provided by Kari Pahula (Closes: #263782).
The patch also implements some performance considerations suggested by
2005-11-06 - Amaya Rodrigo Sastre <>
perforate (1.1-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Improve zum manual page: Add parameters to the SYNOPSIS and ident the
example. Patch provided by A Costa (Closes: #337745).

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