Subject: Re: Suggestion: inclusion of the truncate(1) utility into the tree
To: Alexander Langer <alex@FreeBSD.ORG>
From: Tobias Weingartner <>
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?