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MKFILE(8)                   System Manager's Manual                  MKFILE(8)



NAME
       mkfile - create a file

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

DESCRIPTION
       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).

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.

WARNING
       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.

SEE ALSO
       chmod(2), stat(2), exportfs(8), sticky(8)



                               1 September 1997                      MKFILE(8)