Subject: Re: Suggestion: inclusion of the truncate(1) utility into the tree
To: Greywolf <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/24/2000 10:05:14
On Mon, Jul 24, 2000 at 12:19:56AM -0700, Greywolf wrote:
> Greg, I believe that the skip= parameter has been there for quite some
> time... 4.3 is verifiable; the man page which states "4th Berkeley
> Distribution" implies as far back as 4.0 (or 4.1 if there was no 4.0);
> I'm willing to place a bet on SVR0.

Uhm, SunOS 4. is 4.3 based, right?

It quietly fails there, leaving the file truncated to length zero:

trace(8) shows that the output file is opened with creat(2), lseek'ed 
a couple of times, then never written, never explicitly closed, then
exit(0) is called.