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Re: truncating files



In article <Pine.LNX.3.96.971206153736.6110A-100000@rn120056.wcu.edu>,
Carl Mummert <mummert@cs.wcu.edu> wrote:
>Is there already a (standard) utility on a linux box to truncate a
>file to 0 bytes?  [Besides echo -n "" > foo, which is 1) too long for
>my lazy fingers and 2) won't take multiple filenames ]

Yeah, just use

	> filename

eg, the null command. If you find this unreadable you can also use

	: > filename

>Since I couldn't find one, I wrote a little C program to do it, but I
>am still interested in whether there is already one on the system.

Multiple filenames? for i in *; do : > $i; done

Mike.
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    miquels@cistron.nl  | "May you live in interesting times"


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