[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Fwd: /dev/null > /dev/sdb1 !


Jumping in late, and probably noone still reads this thread, but still,

On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 01:21:39AM -0300, Rafael Fontenelle wrote:

> So, I think that the command 'cat /dev/null > /dev/hdd' did nothing to your
> system. Maybe something else?

/dev/hdd is a block device. 'cat whatever >/dev/hdd' is an operation on
a character device, essentially.

Tzafrir Cohen         | tzafrir@jabber.org | VIM is
http://tzafrir.org.il |                    | a Mutt's
tzafrir@cohens.org.il |                    |  best
ICQ# 16849754         |                    | friend

Reply to: