Create a file.
Syntax mkfile [ -nv ] size[b|k|m|g] filename ... Options -n Create an empty filename. The size is noted, but disk blocks aren't allocated until data is written to them. -v Verbose. Report the names and sizes of created files.
mkfile creates one or more files that are suitable for use as NFS- mounted swap areas. The sticky bit is set, and the file is padded with zeroes by default. Non-root users must set the sticky bit using chmod(1).
The default size unit is bytes, but the following suffixes may be used to multiply by the given factor:
b (512), k (1024), m (1048576), and g (1073741824).
If a client's swap file is removed and recreated, it must be re-exported before the client will be able to access it.
This action may only be done when the client is not running.
Example mkfile -n ~/newfile.txt
"Make each program do one thing well. To do a new job, build afresh rather than complicate old programs by adding new features" ~ Ken Thompson
Related linux commands:
chmod - Change access permissions
stat - Display the status of a file