emptying a file

cat /dev/null >filename
with this command you can empty file
Sample Output
cat /dev/null >err.log

By: vorphalax
2009-02-13 10:50:41

What Others Think

pixelbeat · 527 weeks and 2 days ago
touch filename
tuxido · 527 weeks and 2 days ago
@tuxido : no touch only change modif date.
yogsototh · 527 weeks and 2 days ago
@tuxido: touch will *create* an empty file if it doesn't exist, this command will take an existing file and empty it.
mydarb · 527 weeks and 1 day ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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