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truncate(1)                      User Commands                     truncate(1)




NAME

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


SYNOPSIS

       truncate OPTION... FILE...


DESCRIPTION

       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  sparse  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).  Binary prefixes can be used, too: KiB=K, MiB=M,  and
       so on.

       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

       Written by Padraig Brady.


REPORTING BUGS

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COPYRIGHT

       Copyright  (C) 2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <https://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

       truncate(1), truncate(1)

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



GNU coreutils 8.32                March 2020                       truncate(1)

coreutils 8.32 - Generated Sat Mar 7 09:03:35 CST 2020
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