cleaning out files
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Fri Apr 4 13:36:50 PST 2003
<Pine.GSO.4.44.0304041536440.14291-100000 at mail.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>,
wrote Jan Grant thusly...
> On Fri, 4 Apr 2003, CARTER Anthony wrote:
> > How do I clean the contents of text files without actually
> > removing the files?
> man 1 truncate
> This is a command-line utility that directly wraps the appropriate
> system call.
Some other ways are (bourne shell)...
cat /dev/null > file
...w/ above three methods, you would/should not have problem w/
binary files too, unlike the "echo -n" method.
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