Subject: Re: /dev/zero
To: Greywolf <email@example.com>
From: Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/05/1999 13:04:00
> I seem to remember reading somewhere that the only reason for /dev/zero
> to exist is so that stuff under /emul/sunos will work. I have found
> another use for it: To use via dd for generating files which I can
> then vnconfig.
Indeed, that's exactly how the tools under /usr/src/distrib generate
> Is our intent to deprecate /dev/zero? If so, what is the "canonical"
> way to generate empty files for vnconfig(8)ing?
I hadn't heard anything like this (deprecating /dev/zero).