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Create a bunch of dummy files for testing

Terminal - Create a bunch of dummy files for testing
touch {1..10}.txt
2009-03-09 12:54:45
User: slaney
Functions: touch
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Create a bunch of dummy files for testing

Sometimes I need to create a directory of files to operate on to test out some commandlinefu I am cooking up. The main thing is the range ({1..N}) expansion.

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I do that one. If I need a file that has some content, but it doesn't matter what, I do this one:

for i in {1..10}; do cat $RANDOM > $i.txt; done

Although, I prefer to have these files isolated for easy cleanup, so I usually start with

cd `mktemp -d`
Comment by goodevilgenius 456 weeks and 6 days ago

Hi, my proposal is to substitute ... cat ... with ... echo ...

Comment by zwergnase 456 weeks and 6 days ago

Only if you want it to work...

Comment by kjdames 456 weeks and 6 days ago

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