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Re: Errors when trying to access /dev/null

On Wed, Oct 15, 2003 at 07:15:15PM -0400, Sandy Pyke wrote:
> See additional info below.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: On Behalf Of Corinna Vinschen
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2003 5:11 AM
> >
> > First, in Windows Explorer remove a /dev directory if you 
> > (or any configure script) created one.
> I've confirmed that there is no /dev directory.

I meant a C:\Cygwin\dev directory.  Such directory doesn't exist, right?

> > try `strace ls /dev/null' and post the output to this list.
> See attached file.

There's no error in it.  Did you try `ls -l /dev/null'?  It should
print a character device node entry as on Linux.  If not, please
send another strace of such an `ls -l /dev/null'.  Otherwise, try
the `ls > /dev/null' in bash again.  If that still fails, try
`bash -c "ls > /dev/null"'.  If that fails, send an strace of that

That's puzzeling.  I never saw a failure on using /dev/null before.

> My appologies, Cygwin version 1.5.5-1 is currently installed. I've also
> attached the output of cygcheck for your reference.

Looks ok.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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