undoubtedly has the right approach
to this problem, I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Perl's own truncate
function, which works just fine in Win32 and is neater than the open
Update: there is no need to open the file, as truncate will operate on the file name, e.g. truncate 'myfile.log', 0; will set the length of the file to zero, but you can use any desired length in that place.
I'd like to be able to assign to an luser
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