Subject: Re: Suggestion: inclusion of the truncate(1) utility into the tree To: Alexander Langer <alex@FreeBSD.ORG> From: Tobias Weingartner <firstname.lastname@example.org> List: tech-userlevel Date: 07/23/2000 01:09:54
On Saturday, July 22, Alexander Langer wrote:
> > 4) "truncate file" should mean truncate to zero.
> No, that's a security risk.
Care to elaborate?!? How is this any different than
cp /dev/null file? Why would it be a security risk?