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NULL(4)                 NetBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual                NULL(4)


NAME
null -- the null device
DESCRIPTION
The null device accepts and reads data as any ordinary (and willing) file - but throws it away. The length of the null device is always zero.
FILES
/dev/null
HISTORY
A null device appeared in Version 7 AT&T UNIX. NetBSD 5.0 June 5, 1993 NetBSD 5.0
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