EXE has file junk in it

Dean Limbaugh edl@ns1.co.alachua.fl.us
Thu Jun 5 18:47:00 GMT 1997

Sorry, I made two mistakes here, one is I have never used NT so I made a
false assumption. The other is it wasn't proDOS but the Apple ][ pcode
system that didn't clear. It was interesting to examine the pieces of the
Wizardry source code that showed up on the disks.

> From: Sergey Okhapkin <sos@prospect.com.ru>
> To: gnu-win32@cygnus.com; 'Dean Limbaugh' <edl@ns1.co.alachua.fl.us>
> Subject: RE: EXE has file junk in it
> Date: Thursday, June 05, 1997 9:23 AM
> Dean Limbaugh wrote:
> > A word about MSDOS/WIN95/WINNT. Files sizes are always an integral
> > of clusters. This means a 1 byte file occupies a full cluster.
> > when a file is written to disk the unused portion of the buffer is not
> > cleared, so whatever was there is written to the disk. This has been
> NT clears unused part of a cluster.
> -- 
> Sergey Okhapkin
> Moscow, Russia
> Looking for a job.
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