dev null

lordSauron lordsauronthegreat at
Mon Mar 13 19:49:23 GMT 2006

Just a little question from someone who's still really new to Unix in general...

What is /dev/null?  I've heard it mentioned before, but I don't know
what it's function is.  Is it a mechanism that deletes things?  That
is my first guess, but I could be off the mark.

========== GCv3.12 ==========
GCS d-(++) s+: a? C++ UL+>++++ P+
L++ E--- W+(+++) N++ o? K? w--- O? M+
V? PS- PE+ Y-(--) PGP- t+++ 5? X R tv-- b+
                DI+++ D+ G e* h- !r !y
========= END GCv3.12 ========

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