Subject: Re: Suggestion: inclusion of the truncate(1) utility into the tree
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/21/2000 16:53:39
On Fri, Jul 21, 2000 at 06:34:16PM -0400, Andrew Brown wrote:

 > it's not necessary, no, but it *is* becoming rather ubiquitous.
 > freebsd has it, linux has it (of course), and even solaris comes with
 > it now.  solaris 8, that is, which is one weird beast.  while far from
 > necessary for most things, it's probably one of the few things that
 > almost *anyone* will be installing.

What do you mean?  POSIX sh(1), awk(1), and sed(1) are available
pretty much everywhere, too.  And they're a lot smaller than perl,

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>