NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | AUTHOR | REPORTING BUGS | COPYRIGHT | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

TRUNCATE(1)                     User Commands                    TRUNCATE(1)

NAME         top

       truncate - shrink or extend the size of a file to the specified size

SYNOPSIS         top

       truncate OPTION... FILE...

DESCRIPTION         top

       Shrink or extend the size of each FILE to the specified size

       A FILE argument that does not exist is created.

       If a FILE is larger than the specified size, the extra data is lost.
       If a FILE is shorter, it is extended and the extended part (hole)
       reads as zero bytes.

       Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options
       too.

       -c, --no-create
              do not create any files

       -o, --io-blocks
              treat SIZE as number of IO blocks instead of bytes

       -r, --reference=RFILE
              base size on RFILE

       -s, --size=SIZE
              set or adjust the file size by SIZE bytes

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

       The SIZE argument is an integer and optional unit (example: 10K is
       10*1024).  Units are K,M,G,T,P,E,Z,Y (powers of 1024) or KB,MB,...
       (powers of 1000).

       SIZE may also be prefixed by one of the following modifying
       characters: '+' extend by, '-' reduce by, '<' at most, '>' at least,
       '/' round down to multiple of, '%' round up to multiple of.

AUTHOR         top

       Written by Padraig Brady.

REPORTING BUGS         top

       GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       Report truncate translation bugs to
       <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 2017 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO         top

       dd(1), truncate(2), ftruncate(2)

       Full documentation at:
       <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/truncate>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) truncate invocation'

COLOPHON         top

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GNU coreutils 8.27               March 2017                      TRUNCATE(1)

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