Howto zero out a file

For me this is the easiest and most reliable way to empty a file:
[noob@testserver ~]$ :>| theFile.txt
I like it because the key combination is easy to remember.

About Juergen Caris

I am 54yo, MSc(Dist) and BSc in Computer Science, German and working as a Senior Server Engineer for the NHS Lothian. I am responsible for the patient management system, called TrakCare. I am a UNIX/Linux guy, working in this sector for more than 20 years now. I am also interested in robotics, microprocessors, system monitoring, Home automation and programming.
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