Re: truncating files
In article <Pine.LNX.3.96.971206153736.6110Afirstname.lastname@example.org>,
Carl Mummert <email@example.com> 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
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
Miquel van Smoorenburg | Studying to be a technomage <*>
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