Unix Tip #4637- November 21, 2014


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ZERO THOSE LOG FILES



Some programs write to multiple
log files in a directory and
need to be zeroed out sometimes
to save diskspace. The following
ksh shell script will zero out
all files with the ".log"
extension in a directory.

--- cut here ---
for object in *.log
do
> $object
print "$object has been zeroed!"
done
--- cut here ---

Just a little time saver when
you have 100 other things to
be doing.


This tip generously supported by: clankell@ucsinet.com

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