MKFILE(8) System Manager's Manual MKFILE(8)
mkfile - create a file
mkfile [ -nv ] size[b|k|m|g] filename ...
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).
-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.
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.
chmod(2), stat(2), exportfs(8), sticky(8)
1 September 1997 MKFILE(8)