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From dr_jym <>
Subject empty the file
Date Tue, 16 Mar 2010 00:17:29 GMT

I am using Ant 1.7.0 not Ant 1.7.1 that has "truncate" task.
I have to empty the file using Ant 1.7.0. on Linux - file name is
/var/log/testmesg, and it has read/write permissions for everybody. 
I tried the following: 

<ant default="truncate">
      <target name="truncate">
        <exec executable="cat" searchpath="bin">
         <arg value="/dev/null"/>
         <arg value=">"/>
         <arg value="/var/log/testmesg"/>

and this does not empty the file. What am I doing wrong, or maybe there is
another was to clean up the file?
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