Subject: Re: Suggestion: inclusion of the truncate(1) utility into the tree
To: Theo de Raadt <email@example.com>
From: Alexander Langer <alex@FreeBSD.ORG>
Date: 07/22/2000 10:48:19
Thus spake Theo de Raadt (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> 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.
We added a STANARDS section to the manpage which explititely states,
that for compatibilty one should _not_ use truncate(1).
And to reach the functionality of truncate(1), it will become a long
shellscript with some ugly hacks, e.g. for the -r option.
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