Re: [NEWBIE] Wipeing

From: The Merciless Lord of Everything (
Date: 03/27/01

On Tue, 27 Mar 2001, Its Me Christian wrote:

> How would i go about clearing a whole file. Eg. wimping every thing off a
> file.
I'd say that would be very dependant on your OS :) in Unix ie I'd do a
bash-2.04$ > filename
clearing the file completely :). Otherwise you could remove it and touch
it :).

> or is there a way that i can just clear one line of a file.
What do you use? C? Perl? shellscript? Python or what?

In perl you could do a :

$x =0;
while (<>) {
  if ($x==2) {
    print "anothertextthan what is usually here\n";
  } else {

An educated guess is that this is possible in most languages where you can
either handle STDIN or open a file :).

ooohmm.. :) Yes, this was a bit silly letter perhaps I should go back to

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