6th March 2015
For testing purposes you may want to provoke a file-size error. Here are the steps. Open a new
xterm. Set a file-size limit with
ulimit, then write a file with
ulimit -f 1 dd bs=1 iflag=count_bytes count=5000 if=/dev/zero of=yourFile
The resulting error is
File size limit exceeded (core dumped)
just as expected.