|I am currently putting extra backups to old hard drives I do no longer need
|for other purposes. After that I send the putput out ls -lR and du -m to my
|log directory so I can check what files are on which drive without having to
|attach the drive.
|Works, though a better method would be to clone the drive's root directory,
|but with all file sizes being zero. This way I can easily navigate the
|directory structure, instead of browsing through the ls-lR file. Is there a
|utility that does this? It would be even better if the files would be
|created as sparse files, faking the original size.
|I just wrote a little script that does this, but it does not do the sparse
|file thing yet, and would have problems with newline in file names. And I
|guess someone already wrote such a utility?