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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       null - Data sink

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       Data written on a null special file are discarded.

       Reads  from  a  null  special  file always return 0 (zero)

EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]

       To read a floppy disk and  display  the  total  number  of
       records  read in and output to /dev/null using the dd command:

       dd if=/dev/disk/floppy0 of=/dev/null

       To create a zero length file using the cat command:

       cat > foo < /dev/null

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