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NULL(4) 	      DragonFly Kernel Interfaces Manual	       NULL(4)

NAME

null -- the 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. DragonFly 3.7 June 5, 1993 DragonFly 3.7