Perl truncate Function

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Description

This function truncates (reduces) the size of the file specified by FILEHANDLE to the specified LENGTH (in bytes). Produces a fatal error if the function is not implemented on your system.

Syntax

Following is the simple syntax for this function:

truncate FILEHANDLE, LENGTH

Return Value

This function returns undef if the operation failed and 1 on success.

Example

Following is the example code showing its basic usage, it will truncate file "test.txt" to zero length:


When above code is executed, it produced following result




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