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bug#3736: 23.1.50; Please use null-device instead of /dev/null


From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: bug#3736: 23.1.50; Please use null-device instead of /dev/null
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 16:21:18 +0200

On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 3:57 PM, Sven Joachim<address@hidden> wrote:
> On 2009-07-02 15:03 +0200, Jason Rumney wrote:
>
>> Michael Albinus wrote:
>>
>>> On W32 systems, null-device is "NUL". Not useful for Tramp, it needs
>>> "/dev/null" on remote machines.
>>>
>>
>> What if the remote machine uses "NUL", "NLA0:" or "Dev:Nul" for its
>> null device? I think tramp benefits from the use of null-device
>> instead of hard-coded "/dev/null" as much as any other part of Emacs.
>
> Not really, you know what null-device should be for the local machine,
> but not for remote computers.

Does not the remote computer identify itself so that it is possible to
at least make a better guess?





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