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Create files of the desired size

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Create files of the desired size.

Simple example:

$ fwrite testfile 100M


Install using pip:

pip install fwrite


Download and set executable permission on the script file:

chmod +x


Download and run using the python interpreter:



Usage: fwrite filename size [options]

create files of the desired size, e.g., 'fwrite test 10M'

--version       show program's version number and exit
-h, --help      show this help message and exit
-r, --random    use random data (very slow)
-n, --newlines  append new line every 1023 bytes


Create file “test” with 100KB:

$ fwrite test 100K

Create file “test” with 1GB:

$ fwrite test 1G

Create file “test” with 10MB of random data:

$ fwrite test 10M -r

Create file “test” with 10MB of random data with lines:

$ fwrite test 10M -r -n


  • Works on Python 2 and Python 3
  • Tested on Linux and Windows

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