cleaning out files

Stijn Hoop stijn at
Fri Apr 4 02:40:03 PST 2003

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'?


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