REXX Tips & Tricks, Version 2.80

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The function LINEOUT()

The function <LINEOUT never deletes the output file. To rewrite a file, 
you must delete it with <DEL (or <SysFileDelte, if using REXXUTIL) and 
than recreate it. 
To empty the file without deleting it you can use the OS/2 commad 

  type nul >filename

In Object-Oriented REXX you can use a new option for the <STREAM to open a 
file in "overwrite" mode (see also The function LINEOUT() in Object REXX). 

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