parrot_mkalloc - create a directory with a space allocation
parrot_mkalloc <path> <size>
parrot_mkalloc creates a new directory with a space allocation.
As the name suggests, the command only runs correctly inside of the
Parrot virtual file system, on file servers where space allocation is enabled.
The path argument gives the new directory to create, and
the size argument indicates how large the space allocation should be.
The latter may use metric units such as K, M, B, etc to indicate kilobytes,
megabytes, gigabytes, and so forth.
On success, returns zero. On failure, returns non-zero.
If the command is attempted on a filesystem that does not support
space allocation, it will give the following error:
parrot_mkalloc: This filesystem does not support allocations.
To create a space allocation of ten gigabytes on a Chirp server:
% parrot_run bash
% cd /chirp/myserver.somewhere.edu
% parrot_mkalloc bigdir 10G
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