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    SubjectRe: /dev/one - why not /dev/repeat?
    In article <>,
    Steve VanDevender <> wrote:
    > Anyone who thinks /dev/one or /dev/~zero or /dev/repeat is
    > something that needs to be implemented to fill a great need must
    > be embarrassingly unfamiliar with basic UNIX utilities.

    There is no need to insult people -- I suspect most are unaware that
    the reason /dev/zero exists is not as a convenient stream of zeros to
    be read, but as an infinite block to be mmap'd. If you don't
    understand why /dev/zero is in the kernel then you will not understand
    why /dev/one is not.

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