mkfile.8   [plain text]


.\" (c) 1997 Apple Computer, Inc.
.TH MKFILE 8 "1 September 1997"
.SH NAME
mkfile \- create a file
.SH SYNOPSIS
.B mkfile
.RB [ " -nv " ]
.I size\c
[\c
.BR b | k | m | g\c
]
.IR filename " .\|.\|."
.SH DESCRIPTION
.B mkfile
creates one or more files that are suitable for use as
.SM NFS-\s0mounted
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 b
(512),
.B k
(1024),
.B m
(1048576), and
.B g
(1073741824).
.SH OPTIONS
.TP
.B \-n
Create an empty
.IR filename .
The size is noted, but disk blocks aren't allocated until data is
written to them.
.TP
.B \-v
Verbose.  Report the names and sizes of created files.
.SH 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.
.SH "SEE ALSO"
.TP
chmod(2), stat(2), sticky(8)