Subject: Re: Suggestion: inclusion of the truncate(1) utility into the tree
To: Greywolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: William Yodlowsky <email@example.com>
Date: 07/24/2000 09:53:34
On Mon, 24 Jul 2000, Greywolf wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Jul 2000, Joe Abley wrote:
> # On Mon, Jul 24, 2000 at 09:17:34AM +0900, ITOH Yasufumi wrote:
> # >
> # > dd of=file_to_truncate bs=1 seek=new_size count=1 </dev/null
> 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.
> ...can anyone else confirm its existence in V7, which would sub-
> stantially predate either of the above?
If I'm following this discussion (if not forgive me, I'm only beginning to
ingest caffeine now), then from
it sure looks like it.
,' ___ `. William Yodlowsky
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