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Re: [edlug] BASH question



Hi,

On Wed, 2003-01-15 at 15:01, Ben Soares wrote:

> I don't have read permission on the bash binary (only execute -- actually this 
> surprised me), and I don't have the extra space to fill up disks with big 
> files!
> 
> Any other answers?

Then you can always just create a dummy large file by using a program
which simply truncates the file to a huge size (the file size will be
enormous but it won't take up any disk space), and then from bash do a

   $ echo Big file >> /tmp/my.big.file

to see if that still works.

--Stephen

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