Is there a simple way to truncate a file to a given length from the
Or, more particularly, given a binary file "records" of size 5104 bytes,
is there a one-liner to destructively truncate it to the closest multiple
of 10 bytes, discarding the extra 4 bytes?
I'm thinking "dd" could do it but I don't want the overhead of
copying the file.
I'm aware of truncate(2) so I may just call it with perl -e.
This is on RedHat 9 if it makes a difference.
Kieran Tully, Software Developer and Tenor
Reply to Kieran.Tully AT acm.org
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