Subject: Re: Suggestion: inclusion of the truncate(1) utility into the tree
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From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 07/24/2000 12:08:10
[ On Monday, July 24, 2000 at 11:27:06 (+0200), Alexander Langer wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Suggestion: inclusion of the truncate(1) utility into the tree
> Thus spake John Hawkinson (jhawk@MIT.EDU):
> > dd if=/dev/null of=file-to-truncate seek=howevermuchtotruncate
> And how do you emulate the -r option?
The same way you implement '-s -10k'or '-s +10k'.
You can find the size of another file with "ls -l", but it would be
better if there were a stat(1) front-end to get all the inode fields in
a more predictable and parsable format! ;-)
(BTW, there is precedent: zsh has a "stat" built-in, as does of course
perl5 and python and tcl too I think).
Greg A. Woods
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