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Deliberate filling up a filesystem in Linux

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How do I deliberately fill space (Example 500M & also fill filesystem Full) to a file in Linux(rhel), I want this to check filesystem alert mechanism
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head -c 100000 /dev/urandom >dummy

This will create a 100000 bytes dummy file, with random content.

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Dan
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or, 0-filled: dd if=/dev/zero of=dummy bs=100000 count=1
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