Creating Large Dummy Files With .NET

You can always resort to the underlying .NET framework whenever the functionality you need isn’t available through a cmdlet.

The following code is a very fast way to generate really large test files:

$path = "$env:temp\testfile.txt"
$file = [io.file]::Create($path)
$file.SetLength(1gb)
$file.Close()Get-Item 
$path

[via PowerShell.com]

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