[Cialug] who wants to play "name that command"

Dave Weis djweis at sjdjweis.com
Mon Jun 27 13:18:39 CDT 2005

cat /dev/null > filename

On Mon, 27 Jun 2005, Barry Von Ahsen wrote:

> I seem to recall that there was a command to delete the contents of a file, 
> but leave the file and attributes the same.  It's not strip(1), that's for 
> object files, but maybe that's what I'm thinking of
> dc thought zero, but I can't find that one.
> yes, I can always #rm file; touch file, but I thought there was a single 
> command
> anybody know?
> -barry
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