Whither /dev/null ?

Lewis Hyatt lhyatt@princeton.edu
Fri Sep 14 15:13:00 GMT 2007

> I'm wondering what is the best way to deal with this? I'd like the
> scripts to work straight out of the box and not have to make the users
> create their own /dev and creating it for them would be tedious because
> every script would have to check for this...
> Any advice?
> Puzzled about nothing.
> J

Did you try it without doing mkdir /dev first? It should still work fine.

Lewis@LDH-Laptop ~
$ ls -l /dev
ls: cannot access /dev: No such file or directory

Lewis@LDH-Laptop ~
$ ls -l /dev/null
crw-rw-rw- 1 Lewis None 1, 3 Sep 14 11:12 /dev/null


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