UML_MOO(1) General Commands Manual UML_MOO(1)
uml_moo -- merge a COW file with its backing file
uml_moo [COW file] [new_backing_file]
This manual page documents briefly the uml_moo command.
This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution
because the original program does not have a manual page. Instead, it
has documentation in HTML format; see below.
uml_moo is a program to merge a COW (copy-on-write) file with its back-
ing file, and write the result to a new backing file. This can be used
periodically to update the backing file with the changes made in the
NOTE: you can save a lot of disk space using COW files. When checking
the size of the COW file in order to see the gobs of space that you're
saving, make sure you use 'ls -ls' to see the actual disk consumption
rather than the length of the file. The COW file is sparse, so the
length will be very different from the disk usage.
The UserModeLinux-HOWTO (link to URL http://user-mode-linux.source-
uml_moo was written by RidgeRun,Inc firstname.lastname@example.org
This manual page was written by Matt Zimmerman email@example.com for the
Debian GNU/Linux system, based on material in the UserModeLinux-HOWTO
by Rusty Russell.