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Emptying a text file in one shot

Terminal - Emptying a text file in one shot
2010-07-15 20:03:21
User: Vilemirth
Emptying a text file in one shot

% = buffer

d = delete


There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
2009-03-28 02:28:19
User: acirulli
Tags: vim vi

Within vi allow to empty a text file in one shot

2009-08-19 11:40:55
User: slim
Tags: vim vi

deletes to the end of the buffer


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What others think

why bothering these commands? Just using simple comand " echo > filename"

Comment by emacs 279 weeks and 5 days ago

@emacs: These are vim commands, not shell commands, and your echo will leave the file with one (empty) line, just use


To empty it.

Comment by kniht 279 weeks and 3 days ago

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