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Re: Zeroing A Fileby ptum (Priest)
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Update: (added a little more code)
You might consider:
Of course, this example is a little contrived, since if you open the file for writing like that and then close it, I think it will truncate it without needing the truncate command. But I can conceive of using that truncate() command if I had been writing to a file and then decided to start over. I must admit, I have never used it.
Another update: Ah, as pointed out by bluto, the truncate command also can be called in the form:
... which is at least somewhat more useful.
If the file is not owned by you, then you may need to have group- or world- writable permissions set on it, depending on your operating system.
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