/dev/gzero vs /dev/zero
ivoras at fer.hr
Wed Aug 1 10:51:27 UTC 2007
Wilkinson, Alex wrote:
> Why would I use one over the other ?
/dev/gzero simulates a disk drive, /dev/zero is a regular amorphous
character device. It's sometimes useful to have a disk-drive-like device
that can accept anything (the fabled write-only media!), mostly for
Also, gzero can be configured to "be made of" not only zeroes (\0) but
any other byte value, so it can be useful if you need "something like
/dev/zero" but not with actual ASCII 0 bytes.
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