mknod to create /dev/null equivalent not working
James E. Pace
james at pacehouse.com
Mon Aug 28 22:51:43 UTC 2017
On Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 3:49 PM, Adam Vande More <amvandemore at gmail.com>
> On Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 5:44 PM, James E. Pace <james at pacehouse.com>
>> After "mknod /foo/dev/null c 0 0x1b":
>> $ \ls -l /dev/null /foo/dev/null
>> crw-rw-rw- 1 root wheel 0x1b Aug 28 15:34 /foo/dev/null
>> crw-rw-rw- 1 root wheel 0x1b Aug 28 15:36 /dev/null
>> $ cat /etc/hosts > /dev/null
>> $ cat /etc/hosts > /foo/dev/null
>> /foo/dev/null: Operation not supported.
>> What am I doing wrong? Why isn't the device I created acting like
>> Tried on FreeBSD 11.1.
> You must have missed the big header in the mknod man page. I think you
> may want devfs(5) instead.
Hey, look at that... "The mknod utility is deprecated on modern FreeBSD
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