Command Line Quick Tip – generate a large file fast

Posted: February 22nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: general | Comments Off on Command Line Quick Tip – generate a large file fast

Need to generate a large file fast to test a large file based operation? The yes command is your friend. Simply redirect the output of yes to a file and then ctrl+c to stop it. After about 10 seconds I have a 233 meg file.

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