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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
       GNU coreutils online help: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       Report any translation bugs to <https://translationproject.org/team/>

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

       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)

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