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NULL(4) Device Drivers Manual NULL(4)

NAME

nullthe null device

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 Version 7 AT&T UNIX.
May 31, 2007 OpenBSD-current