truncate tool - must be root?

Fabian Keil freebsd-listen at
Tue May 30 09:30:10 PDT 2006

Eric Anderson <anderson at> wrote:

> Is it expected that truncate(8) must be used by a superuser?  If so, 
> then the man page should probably mention it.  If not, then it's
> broken :)

What exactly is truncate(8)?

On FreeBSD 6.1-STABLE I only have truncate(1)
and it doesn't show any problems.

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