truncate - shrink or extend the size of a file to the specified size
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
- display this help and exit
- output version information and exit
SIZE may be (or may be an integer optionally followed by) one of following: KB
1000, K 1024, MB 1000*1000, M 1024*1024, and so on for G, T, P, E, Z, Y.
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.
Written by Padraig Brady.
Report truncate bugs to email@example.com
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Copyright © 2011 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.
The full documentation for truncate
is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If
programs are properly installed at your
site, the command
- info coreutils 'truncate invocation'
should give you access to the complete manual.