I am building an app that will download a series of files that comprise a single object. Think of it like a book with chapters. When I load the “book” I want to be able to create a series of dummy files (the chapters) of a certain length that come with the books manifest. As the “chapters” get actually downloaded, I’ll delete the dummy file that represented the chapter.
The idea is that I want to pre-allocate space in the app for the “book” so that its storage footprint for the book is represented in the app even before all the chapters are downloaded.