Subject: Re: Suggestion: inclusion of the truncate(1) utility into the tree
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From: Theo de Raadt <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/21/2000 12:31:00
> > 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.