truncate tool - must be root?

Eric Anderson anderson at
Tue May 30 09:32:47 PDT 2006

Fabian Keil wrote:
> 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.
> Fabian

Yea, it's just a bad message from me altogether.. Might as well just 
file it under 'Spam'.

Sorry for the really bad report of a non-existent problem (except the 
one between my eyes and my brain).


Eric Anderson        Sr. Systems Administrator        Centaur Technology
Anything that works is better than anything that doesn't.

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