Subject: Re: Suggestion: inclusion of the truncate(1) utility into the tree
To: Greywolf <>
From: Alexander Langer <alex@FreeBSD.ORG>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/24/2000 11:26:39
Thus spake Greywolf (

> # It is, for some cases.
> # However, truncate -r /foo/bar /path/baz
> # or       truncate -s +1MB /somefile
> # become ugly hacks with shell scripts and dd.
> Oh, is this silly "let's emulate linux and incorporate perl into the
> main tree" argument *still* going on?  Give it a rest.  Perl is NOT

I can't see how you come to Perl here.

Utilities such as touch, truncate, expr and various others have all
small functionality to help as much as possible.


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