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Create a large file for testing
# Please note, the commands below will create unreadable files and should be
# used for testing file size only. If you're looking for something that has
# lines in it, use /dev/urandom instead of /dev/zero. You'll then be able to
# read the number of lines in that file using `wc -l large-file.1mb.txt`
# Create a 1MB file
dd if=/dev/zero of=large-file-1mb.txt count=1024 bs=1024
# Create a 10MB file
dd if=/dev/zero of=large-file-10mb.txt count=1024 bs=10240
# Create a 100MB file
dd if=/dev/zero of=large-file-100mb.txt count=1024 bs=102400
# Create a 1GB file
dd if=/dev/zero of=large-file-1gb.txt count=1024 bs=1048576
# Create a 10GB file
dd if=/dev/zero of=large-file-10gb.txt count=1024 bs=10485760
# Create a 100GB file
dd if=/dev/zero of=large-file-100gb.txt count=1024 bs=104857600
# Create a 1TB file (careful now...)
dd if=/dev/zero of=large-file-1tb.txt count=1024 bs=1073741824
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