Subject: Re: Suggestion: inclusion of the truncate(1) utility into the tree
To: Andrew Brown <email@example.com>
From: Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 <email@example.com>