Command help

Patton Echols p.echols at
Thu Aug 11 05:43:45 UTC 2011

On 08/10/2011 10:18 PM, nathan nolast wrote:
> can someone please inform me how this works
> > filename.txt
> this emptys the file but i cant find what > is doing, what is >

the > symbol puts the output of the command into the file.  So try this

$echo "here is some text to try out"

Then try this:

$echo "here is some text to try out" > testfile.txt

Examine the file.  Now try two more things:

$echo "this text should replace what was in the file" > testfile.txt

$echo "this text should NOT replace what was in the file before" >> 



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