Last Updated: February 25, 2016
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· rlankenau

Create a file of a given size quickly

If you need a file of a given size, but don't care about the contents, you can use hdparm to create it. The size is specified in 1k blocks. The following command creates a 1GB file.

$hdparm --fallocate 1000000 /home/rlankenau/bigfile