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Tool to strip the padding at the end of a file

Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:20 am

Sharing with MAME community a tool to strip '00' at the end of a disc image. Some communities that do dump of discs of Windows, games, arcade and other type of media with "UltraISO" with "Enable ISO Volume Filter" enabled, the tool does exact the same thing.

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// From Don Cragun // // Run 'make dtn' to compile #include <errno.h> #include <fcntl.h> #include <stdio.h> #include <sys/stat.h> #include <unistd.h> char buf[8192]; // I/O buffer int ec; // exit code // pe(format_string, format_string_argument, exit_code_modifier); void pe( const char *fmt, const char *arg, int ecm) { int serrno; // hold area for errno serrno = errno; snprintf(buf, sizeof(buf), fmt, arg); errno = serrno; perror(buf); ec |= ecm; } // NAME dtn -- Delete trailing null bytes. // // SYNOPSIS dtn file... // // DESCRIPTION Delete trailing NUL bytes from each file named as an operand. // File are updated in place. // // OPERANDS // file A pathname of a file to be truncated to have a length that does // not include any trailing NUL bytes. // // INPUT FILES The input files must be regular files. // // STDERR The standard error shall be used only for diagnostic messages. // // EXIT STATUS // 0 All input files were successfully processed. // >0 An error occurred. // // CONSEQUENCES OF ERRORS // Default. int main( int argc, char *argv[]) { ssize_t buflen; // number of bytes in buf[] int fd, // file descriptor i, // loop control j; // loop control off_t nsize, // new file size size; // current file size for(i = 1; i < argc; i++) { if((fd = open(argv[i], O_RDWR)) == -1) { pe("Can't open \"%s\":", argv[i], 1); continue; } nsize = size = 0; while((buflen = read(fd, buf, sizeof(buf))) > 0) { for(j = 0; j < buflen; j++) { size++; if(buf[j]) nsize = size; } } if(buflen) { pe("Read error on \"%s\": file will not be truncated:", argv[i], 2); } else if(ftruncate(fd, nsize)) { pe("Truncation failed on \"%s\":", argv[i], 4); } close(fd); } return ec; }
It can be used with readcd (cdrtools), dd, ImgBurn or any other tool.

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dtn file.iso
It can strip about 300 kb of zeros in some files, in a MAME world, it could save a few Terabytes of space.

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