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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 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=FILE
              use this FILE's size

       -s, --size=SIZE
              use this SIZE

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              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.

       Note that the -r and -s options are mutually exclusive.

AUTHOR
       Written by Padraig Brady.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report truncate bugs to bug-coreutilsATgnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>;
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>;
       Report truncate translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>;

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  (C)  2010  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 permit-
       ted by law.

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

       The full documentation for truncate is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and truncate  programs  are
       properly installed at your site, the command

              info coreutils 'truncate invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.



GNU coreutils 8.4                 March 2017                       TRUNCATE(1)