OT: what is the X11 equiv of /dev/null

Aryeh M. Friedman aryeh.friedman at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 15:42:32 PST 2009

Kevin Kinsey wrote:
> Modulok wrote:
>>>> I was thinking is there someway to direct a X11 app to target the 
>>>> X11 equiv of /dev/null ?
>> ...what? What problem are you trying to solve, exactly?
>> -Modulok-
> I'd have to assume he wants to call a remote X program from his terminal
> and not have the program's output clutter it up.
> My usual workaround is:
>     1.  "xterm &" in Terminal one.
>     2.  "appname &" in the new Xterm, then CTL-D.
> I also have a couple of buttons in XFCE that simply call
> "ssh $somehost $someapp".  I've no idea where it puts
> the stderror/stdout, but I never see it.
> Kevin Kinsey
Not quite what I want is to have it so no graphic (non-virtual) output 
is sent

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