[mail_lists] Re: cleaning out files
a.carter at cordis.lu
Fri Apr 4 03:24:21 PST 2003
Yep, I want to clean out my log files in /var/log, but some of the log files
don't get re-created automatically (I get errors at bootup about some logs
not existing) if I just rm them.
On Friday 04 April 2003 13:00, Jim wrote:
> On Friday 04 April 2003 02:39, Stijn Hoop wrote:
> The best way is simply doing:
> bash]$ > filename
> This clears the file out without destroying any open file descriptors on
> the file.
> - Jim
> | On Fri, Apr 04, 2003 at 12:27:46PM +0200, CARTER Anthony wrote:
> | > How do I clean the contents of text files without actually removing the
> | > files?
> | $ echo -n > $FILE
> | Works for me, there are various other ways. You will end up with a 0-byte
> | file, is that what you mean by 'cleaning'?
> | --Stijn
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