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

NAME         top

       xfs_mkfile - create an XFS file

SYNOPSIS         top

       xfs_mkfile [ -v ] [ -n ] [ -p ] size[k|b|m|g] filename ...
       xfs_mkfile -V

DESCRIPTION         top

       xfs_mkfile creates one or more files. The file is padded with zeroes
       by default.  The default size is in bytes, but it can be flagged as
       kilobytes, blocks, megabytes, or gigabytes with the k, b, m, or g
       suffixes, respectively.

OPTIONS         top

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

       -n     No bytes. Create a holey file - that is, do not write out any
              data, just seek to end of file and write a block.

       -p     Preallocate.  The file is preallocated, then overwritten with
              zeroes, then truncated to the desired size.

       -V     Prints the version number and exits.

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of the xfsprogs (utilities for XFS filesystems)
       project.  Information about the project can be found at 
       ⟨⟩.  If you have a bug report for this manual page, see
       ⟨⟩.  This page was
       obtained from the project's upstream Git repository 
       ⟨git://⟩ on 2017-03-13.  If you discover
       any rendering problems in this HTML version of the page, or you
       believe there is a better or more up-to-date source for the page, or
       you have corrections or improvements to the information in this
       COLOPHON (which is not part of the original manual page), send a mail