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ZERO(4) 	      DragonFly Kernel Interfaces Manual	       ZERO(4)

NAME

zero -- the zero device

DESCRIPTION

The zero device accepts and reads data as any ordinary (and willing) file, but throws away any data written to it, and returns an endless sup- ply of null bytes when read.

FILES

/dev/zero

SEE ALSO

null(4)

HISTORY

A zero device appeared in 4.4BSD. DragonFly 3.7 April 7, 1996 DragonFly 3.7