How to delete content of a log file from linux terminal?

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How to delete content of a log file from linux terminal?

Hi,

My production server is on the linux machine. I am trying to debug and find the slow running queries. But first I want to delete the content of the /var/log/slow-queries.log file.

Can anyone tell me how to do this?

Thanks

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April 8, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Hi,

Its easy to do this. You can use the following command to delete the content of the mysql log file:

cat /dev/null > /var/log/slow-queries.log

Thanks

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