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

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: bug#3736: 23.1.50; Please use null-device instead of /dev/null
Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2009 17:06:31 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.91 (gnu/linux)

Jason Rumney <address@hidden> writes:

>> 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.

In case Tramp uses "/dev/null", the remote machine is expected to be
unixish. For other remote machine types, "/dev/null" is not used.

I would not carve this sentence in stone, but that's the situation

Best regards, Michael.

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