mkfile

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:

chmod - Change access permissions
stat - Display the status of a file


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