ZEROFILL (English) 
Monday, July 24 2017 . 06:51 AM
Introduction
ZEROFILL writes zeros on the empty disk space for the selected drive. It helps virtual machine, and disk compression software to compact the allocated space in the volume, and so on reducing its disk usage.




Usage
ZEROFILL [drive:]


Examples:
ZEROFILL C:
Will fill with zeros all available space in drive C.


Technical details
ZEROFILL has been specially optimized to run on pure DOS enviroments, no matter if the are on the top of physical machines, or virtual machines. It is written using Open Watcom C++ 2.0 beta, with plain C language using DOS tiny memory model in order to keep it compact.

Even if FAT32 partitions are not explicitilly supported, its 64 bit arithmetic should make it support volumes of up to 256 GB in size, depending if DOS is able to properly inform about it on service 36h. If not, it will only be able to fill reported size at most.


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Download
- DOS binaries and source code (10 Kb. in ZIP format).


History
1.06 - 2017/07/12
- Upgraded to Open Watcom 2.0 beta (Jul 12th 2017).
- No source code changes.

1.05 - 2017/05/03
- Upgraded to Open Watcom 2.0 beta (May 5th 2017).
- Upgraded to UPX 3.92.
- No source code changes.

1.04 - 2016/10/02
- Upgraded to Open Watcom 2.0 beta (October 2th 2016).
- Better UPX compression with --crp-ms=999999.
- Slight documentation updates.
- No source code changes.

1.03 - 2016/03/31
- Slightly reduced file size.
- Removed some source code warnings reported by CppCheck.
- Upgraded to UPX 3.91.

1.02 - 2012/09/09
- Minor source code cleanup, cosmetic changes, and portability improvemets (Rugxulo).
- ZEROFILL.COM now packed with UPX 3.08 (Rugxulo).
- ZIP file now packed with KZIP.

1.01 - 2012/08/24
- Minor optimizations.

1.00 - 2012/08/23
- Initial public version.


License
ZEROFILL is provided free of charge covered by the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).


Links
- Official ZEROFILL's website: nikkhokkho.sourceforge.net/static.php?page=ZEROFILL.

- Official author's website: www.javiergutierrezchamorro.com.