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SubjectRe: Need blocking /dev/null
On Tue, Oct 30, 2001 at 12:03:42AM +0100, elko wrote:
> On Monday 29 October 2001 22:45, Hugh Dickins wrote:
> > On Mon, 29 Oct 2001, Marko Rauhamaa wrote:
> > > I noticed that I need a pseudodevice that opens normally but blocks
> > > all reads (and writes). The only way out would be through a signal.
> > > Neither /dev/zero nor /dev/null block, but is there some other
> > > standard device that would do the job?
> > >
> > > If there isn't, writing such a pseudodevice would be trivial. What
> > > should it be called? Any chance of including that in the kernel?
> >
> > /dev/never
>
> sorry, the bait was too obvious: /dev/microsoft

No,

cat /dev/microsoft > /dev/never

;)
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