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NAME

null - Data sink  

DESCRIPTION

Data written on a null special file are discarded.

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

EXAMPLES

To read a device and discard all the data using the dd command: dd if=/dev/rz1c of=/dev/null

To create a zero length file using the cat command: cat > foo < /dev/null  

FILES

/dev/null delim off


 

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