On Wed, Jan 04, 2012 at 11:10:11AM +0000, Balint Szigeti wrote:
> I found this
> * : > */var/run/utmp
> in /etc/init.d/bootmisc.sh on Debian 6.0.3
> Can you explain what does " : > " mean?
> Thank you
shows these lines:
# Create /var/run/utmp so we can login.
: > /var/run/utmp
A trial in my home dir
: > oo
creates an empty file rsp. puts a non-empty file to zero size
It seems to do the same as a manually keyed command:
(I didn't check whether a difference would turn out within a script.)
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