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# 1  
Old 12-10-2001
Question To delete content of many file

Hi All,

I want to delete the content of some files,which are specified through wild-card option,but i want to restore the file.
I.e I just want to delete the contents file parameters shouldn't be changed.
[Touch is not my answer].

Please provide me the answer.

Thaning u all in advance
Athresh
# 2  
Old 12-10-2001
echo "" >> filename

will empty the contents of the file
thangorn
# 3  
Old 12-10-2001
You can also just do...

> filename

...which truncates an existing file or creates a new
"empty" file
# 4  
Old 12-10-2001
This won't work so well for multiple truncations....

$ > 11*
bash: 11*: ambiguous redirect

Is provided when using any of the methods mentioned above. I think the redirection needs specific filename as it can be used to change create new files too.....

May not be as easy as above..... definitely would be a way with a for loop - however surely there is an easier way????? And I'm not even gonna try the for loop for you as I'm more likely to win a grammy than get it working...Smilie
# 5  
Old 12-10-2001
for fname in *.?xt
do
> $fname
done
 

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