Subject: Re: Suggestion: inclusion of the truncate(1) utility into the tree
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 07/23/2000 22:50:09
[ On Sunday, July 23, 2000 at 19:50:54 (-0400), John Hawkinson wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Suggestion: inclusion of the truncate(1) utility into the tree
> dd if=/dev/null of=file-to-truncate seek=howevermuchtotruncate
Wow! You learn something every day I guess!
And that's been there since the 4.3BSD days (i.e. it's in net2).
And it's in POSIX 1003.2 too, but not, at least according to the
manuals, in any AT&T UNIX up to SysVr4.2.
So, is there anything that truncate(1) can do that dd(1) cannot?
Greg A. Woods
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