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achilles

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PostPosted: Sat 28 May 2005, 10:21    Post subject:  cp /dev/null /var/log/messages  

The above command does not work in Puppy.
It does so in other distros eg Debian.

The error message "cp: unable to remove 'messages': Success"
results. I don't wish to remove the file, merely its contents.

Any ideas why, please?
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PostPosted: Sat 28 May 2005, 10:33    Post subject:  

try > /var/log/messages ... it might work
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