h1

Shell Tips 8: Short Form Empty File Creation

February 14, 2011

” can be used instead of cat or echo in some shells, e.g to create an empty file

> emptyfile

rather than

echo '' > emptyfile"

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: