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Re: empty command redirection

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: empty command redirection
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2004 11:58:36 +0200
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* Paul Eggert wrote on Fri, Oct 08, 2004 at 03:58:11PM CEST:
> 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.

To tell you the truth, I don't remember where I got that from, and I
can't find any reference to it anymore.  Maybe that is just more
cautious than necessary.


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