Empty a file with better compatibility

:>! filename
Same as `>`, except that the file is truncated to zero length if it exists, even if CLOBBER is unset. This works whatever your shell is and whatever your OS is. The most upvoted answer does not work with ZSH by default. The truncate version does not work on MacOS (and probably others).

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By: _who
2017-04-21 15:51:01

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