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Re: Compiling 6.0_RC1 fails
> On Sun, 23 Sep 2012 00:36:41 -0400
> "Thomas Mueller" <mueller23%insightbb.com@localhost> wrote:
> > Pardon my ignorance of shell features, but what does the second line
> > of your suggestion do?
> > > CVS/Entries
> > on a line by itself?
> Did you try it? :-)
> $ ls > t
> $ file t
> t: ASCII text
> $ > t
> $ file t
> t: empty
> Not the most common way to truncate a file, but hard to argue with.
> I'd imagine it works in any Bourne shell.
I tried something like that, on an already existing junk file, and it worked
cat /dev/null > test/junk1.out
Reminds me of accidently trashing a file, when I wanted to view one screenful
at a time with "more"
more > \path\to\file (this was in DOS or OS/2)
In one case, with OS/2, I had the file also in EPM text editor, so I
recovered by saving in the text editor.
I guess typing > instead of < is an easy typo to make.
Thanks for helpful response!
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