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 Readme for:  Utility » Filetool » mkfile.lha


Description: Create an empty file of desired size
Download: mkfile.lha       (TIPS: Use the right click menu if your browser takes you back here all the time)
Size: 5kb
Version: 1.1
Date: 02 Nov 09
Author: Fredrik Wikstrom
Submitter: Fredrik Wikstrom
Email: fredrik/a500 org
Homepage: http://a500.org
Category: utility/filetool
Replaces: utility/filetool/mkfile.lha
License: Freeware
Distribute: yes
Min OS Version: 4.0
FileID: 5117
Comments: 0
Snapshots: 0
Downloads: 134  (Current version)
179  (Accumulated)
Votes: 0 (0/0)  (30 days/7 days)

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The program just allocates the space needed (it doesn't initialise it in any
way) which means that it is extremely fast, and useful for creating large files
like hardfiles or other disk image files for use in emulators (like E-UAE



To create a 1 byte file called test:
mkfile test 1

To create an ADF file:
mkfile empty.adf 880kb

To create an 8 GB hardfile:
mkfile empty.hdf 8gb

To create a 1199571022 byte file:
mkfile blah 1gb 120mb 78b

To create a 1120000078 byte file:
mkfile blah 1gb 120mb 78b siunits

supported units (the 'b' can be optionally left out):
b, kb, mb, gb, tb


1.1 (2-Nov-2009)
 - Added version string
 - Now supports entering numbers > 2147483647
 - It's now possible to use more than one unit when specifying a file size
 - Added SIUNITS switch (1KB = 1000 bytes instead of 1024 bytes)

1.0 (24-Nov-2008)
 - First released version

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