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Create a new file

Terminal - Create a new file
> file
2010-12-26 14:17:13
User: Juev
Create a new file


There are 11 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
truncate -s0 file
2009-10-24 16:31:03
User: pipping

The downside of output redirection is that you need permissions. So something like

> file

won't play nicely w/ sudo. You'd need to do something like

bash -c '> file'

instead, you could go w/

sudo truncate -s0 file
:> file
> foobar.txt
truncate -s 0 file.txt
2012-07-30 06:50:30
User: quentin

Immediately make a file empty. This even works if the file is still being written to. Great for cleaning up huge log files!

> file.txt
2012-08-24 06:51:13
User: arkanjo

Using only this, has the same.

(tested in linux, HP-UX and AIX)

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