gcc writing to /dev/null actually writes to /dev/null.exe

Adam Kellas adam.kellas@gmail.com
Mon Sep 9 17:09:00 GMT 2013


Is this a bug which is fixable in Cygwin or just something to be lived with?

% gcc -o /dev/null devnull.c

% ls -ld /dev/null*
crw-rw-rw-  1 dboyce Domain Users  1, 3 Sep  9 09:14 /dev/null
-rwxrwxr-x+ 1 dboyce Domain Users 53827 Sep  9 09:14 /dev/null.exe

% file /dev/null.exe
/dev/null.exe: PE32 executable (console) Intel 80386, for MS Windows

I'm aware of the .exe back story but this should be a special case, I think.

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