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Manual Reference Pages  -  NULL (4)

NAME

null - the null device

CONTENTS

Description
Files
See Also
History

DESCRIPTION

The null device accepts and reads data as any ordinary (and willing) file - but throws it away. The length of the null device is always zero.

FILES

/dev/null
 

SEE ALSO

zero(4)

HISTORY

A null device appeared in AT&T v7 .
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