Subject: Re: Suggestion: inclusion of the truncate(1) utility into the tree
To: Theo de Raadt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Terrell <email@example.com>
Date: 07/21/2000 15:32:59
On Fri, Jul 21, 2000 at 12:31:00PM -0600, Theo de Raadt wrote:
> > > However, I spoke with Sheldon Hearn <sheldonh@FreeBSD.ORG>, and
> > > we came to the conclusion, that--for portability--it could be nice
> > > to have truncate(1) in all the BSD's.
> > In the interests for portability, it would have been nice if you had
> > not added something as useless as this.
> I overstated the case here. It's not useless. But the power it
> provides is not significant compared to the impact it can have on the
> portability of shell scripts.
If the functionality is available with standard Unix/Posix(/XPG4! :))
functionality, reference it to save everyone some time. If it's
not, well, it might make sense to create something new.
Progress is good, when it's actually progress.
David Terrell | If a crypto algorithm is cracked in a forest
Nebcorp Prime Minister | and a tree falls on a mime, does microsoft
firstname.lastname@example.org | need to publish an advisory on it?