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Terminal - Commands using mkswap - 2 results
sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile bs=1024 count=1024000;sudo mkswap /swapfile; sudo swapon /swapfile
2009-05-27 21:10:50
User: dcabanis
Functions: dd mkswap sudo swapon
18

Create a temporary file that acts as swap space. In this example it's a 1GB file at the root of the file system. This additional capacity is added to the existing swap space.

dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile bs=1M count=64; chmod 600 /swapfile; mkswap /swapfile; swapon /swapfile
2009-02-16 18:36:38
User: starchox
Functions: chmod dd mkswap swapon
8

In addition to a swap partition, Linux can also use a swap file. Some programs, like g++, can use huge amounts of virtual memory, requiring the temporary creation of extra space.