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 null(7)							     null(7)




 NAME
      null - null file

 DESCRIPTION
      Data written on a null special file is discarded.

      Reads from a null special file always return 0 bytes.

 EXAMPLES
      To create a zero-length file, use either of the following:

	   cat /dev/null >&gt&gt> file
	   cp /dev/null file

 FILES
      /dev/null

 STANDARDS CONFORMANCE
      null: AES, SVID2, SVID3, XPG2, XPG3, XPG4, FIPS 151-2, POSIX.1,
      POSIX.2


































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