LKBEN10978: Howto empy the contents of a file without deleting and changing the access rights


Some logfiles can become quite big, if you only want the contents to be deleted and the file should stay you should use this tip




The most easy way to do this is a redirection into the file.

If you want the contents of the file searchterms.txt to be deleted but the file and the access rights should stay you do this by:


You can still see the file but the contents is empty. The access rights are exactly the same as before!


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About the Author

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.