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Re: empty command redirection

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: empty command redirection
Date: Fri, 08 Oct 2004 06:58:11 -0700
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Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> writes:

> So far I've thought that 
>   > file
> was a less portable way as
>   : > file
> to create an empty file.

What gives you that impression?  I vaguely recall '> file' failing on
some ancient shells, but nowadays I don't know of any problems.

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