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SubjectRe: Need blocking /dev/null
Hi Marko.

> PS Are /dev/null and /dev/zero also redundant?

I regularly use both...

1. Find a download that doesn't appear where one expected it...

find / -name "wanted-but-lost-download" 2> /dev/null

2. Create a loop-mounted partition to populate as a CD image before
burning the CD in question.

dd if=/dev/zero bs=1048576 count=750 of=/tmp/cd.img
mke2fs /tmp/cd.img
mount -o loop /tmp/cd.img /img/cd

3. Create a loop-mounted partition to populate as a floppy image.

dd if=/dev/zero bs=1024 count=1440 of=/tmp/floppy.img
mke2fs /tmp/floppy.img
mount -o loop /tmp/floppy.img /img/floppy

Neither has alternatives that make sense as far as I can see.

Best wishes from Riley.

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