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Re: [vox-tech] I told you so



I thought /dev/null like a none existent directory. If you moved something
there it was the same as deleting it (or is that what your saying)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Jay Salzman" <p@dirac.org>
To: <vox-tech@franz.mother.com>
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2001 3:37 PM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] I told you so


> On Fri 20 Apr 01,  1:27 PM, Micah Cowan said:
> > On Fri, Apr 20, 2001 at 01:21:50PM -0700, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > > On Fri 20 Apr 01,  1:11 PM, Brad Benedict said:
> > > >
> > > > Try mv /bin/* /dev/null, then mv /bin.0 /dev/null.  That should
clear
> > > > things up.
> > >
> > > is that supposed to be funny?   i'm not sure i see the humor when
someone's
> > > system is hosed.
> > >
> > > peter
> >
> > Probably a typo.
> >
> > I'm sure he meant to put "mv /bin.0 /bin" for the last bit.
>
> ah.  ok; that part makes sense.  however...
>
> brad, /dev/null is not "the recycle bin".
>
> files are not streams, and vice versa.  if you move a file onto /dev/null,
> you're going to hose /dev/null.
>
> peter
>
>
>
>
> --
> "The following addresses had permanent fatal errors..."      p@dirac.org
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