Soren Andersen
Sun Jan 7 08:09:00 GMT 2001

On 6 Jan 2001, an entity purporting to be Gerrit P. Haase
[Gerrit P. Haase <>] wrote [regarding Re: dev/null]

> > Gerrit P. Haase wrote:

> > > I created a dev/null, but then i got this error:

> > > # of unexpected failures        2
> > > WARNING: find_version failed:
> > > couldn't read file "/dev/null": permission denied

One thing that I have not read anybody explain yet, in this thread: the 
WinDOS system counterpart to UNI* 'dev/null' is simply 'nul' (or 'NUL'). If 
you need a null file to redirect IN to a command I guess you'd use that. I 
never try to redirect out to /dev/nul in Cygwin or otherwise, anyway -- 
although scripts generated by others need to be accomodated. But 
manually, I just use 'nul'.

   soren andersen

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