function Deno.ftruncate

Truncates or extends the specified file stream, to reach the specified len.

If len is not specified then the entire file contents are truncated as if len was set to 0.

If the file previously was larger than this new length, the extra data is lost.

If the file previously was shorter, it is extended, and the extended part reads as null bytes ('\0').

// truncate the entire file
const file = await Deno.open("my_file.txt", { read: true, write: true, create: true });
await Deno.ftruncate(file.rid);
// truncate part of the file
const file = await Deno.open("my_file.txt", { read: true, write: true, create: true });
await Deno.write(file.rid, new TextEncoder().encode("Hello World"));
await Deno.ftruncate(file.rid, 7);
const data = new Uint8Array(32);
await Deno.read(file.rid, data);
console.log(new TextDecoder().decode(data)); // Hello W

Parameters

rid: number[src]
optional
len: number
[src]

Returns

Promise<void>[src]