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mkfile


NAME
     mkfile - create a file

SYNOPSIS
     mkfile [-nv] size [g | k | b | m] filename...


DESCRIPTION
     mkfile creates one or more files that are suitable  for  use
     as  NFS-mounted  swap  areas, or as local swap areas. When a
     root user executes mkfile(), the sticky bit is set  and  the
     file  is padded with zeros by default.   When non-root users
     execute  mkfile(), they must manually  set  the  sticky  bit
     using  chmod(1). The default size is in bytes, but it can be
     flagged as gigabytes, kilobytes, blocks, or megabytes,  with
     the g, k, b, or m suffixes, respectively.

OPTIONS
     -n    Create an empty filename. The size is noted, but  disk
           blocks  are  not  allocated  until  data is written to
           them. Files created with this option cannot be swapped
           over local UFS mounts.


     -v    Verbose.  Report the names and sizes of created files.


EXIT STATUS
     The following exit values are returned:

     0     Success.


     >0    An error occurred.


USAGE
     See largefile(5) for the  description  of  the  behavior  of
     mkfile  when  encountering  files greater than or equal to 2
     Gbyte ( 2^31 bytes).

ATTRIBUTES
     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-
     butes:








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SEE ALSO
     chmod(1), swap(1M), attributes(5), largefile(5)










Man pages from Solaris 10 Update 8. See docs.sun.com and www.oracle.com for further documentation and Solaris information.
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