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Re: Usage of File::Spec->devnull() on Windows

by chazubell (Sexton)
on Jul 30, 2012 at 16:25 UTC ( #984473=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Usage of File::Spec->devnull() on Windows

I just found my own answer. The /dev/null device on windows is now NIL OOPS.


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Re^2: Usage of File::Spec->devnull() on Windows
by MidLifeXis (Prior) on Jul 30, 2012 at 16:54 UTC

    Do you have a reference for that? I am not able to verify that this is the case. If it is, ouch (unnecessary backward compatible breakage). In fact, my testing from a Windows 7 cmd prompt and perl script seem to disprove your assertion.

    --MidLifeXis

Re^2: Usage of File::Spec->devnull() on Windows
by moritz (Cardinal) on Jul 30, 2012 at 16:54 UTC
Re^2: Usage of File::Spec->devnull() on Windows
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Jul 30, 2012 at 20:17 UTC
    The /dev/null device on windows is now NIL

    That is not true.

    The nul device on wihdows is any file with a name that (without any extension) equals 'nul' in any case.

    Ie nul, NUL nUl, Nul; NUL.TXT, nul.TXT, NUl.tXt, nul.exe, .\nul, .\..\cwd\fred\..\nul.asmanycharactersafterthedotasyoucaretoadd

    C:\test>md newdir C:\test>cd newdir C:\test\newdir>echo . > NIL C:\test\newdir>dir 30/07/2012 21:06 <DIR> . 30/07/2012 21:06 <DIR> .. 30/07/2012 21:06 4 NIL 1 File(s) 4 bytes 2 Dir(s) 101,782,999,040 bytes free C:\test\newdir>echo . > NUL C:\test\newdir>echo . > nul C:\test\newdir>echo . > NuL C:\test\newdir>echo . > ./../newdir/nul C:\test\newdir>echo . > nulpoint C:\test\newdir>echo . > nul.txt C:\test\newdir>echo . > nul.exe C:\test\newdir>echo . > c:\test\newdir\nul.1231243345345 C:\test\newdir>dir Volume in drive C has no label. Volume Serial Number is 8C78-4B42 Directory of C:\test\newdir 30/07/2012 21:07 <DIR> . 30/07/2012 21:07 <DIR> .. 30/07/2012 21:06 4 NIL 30/07/2012 21:07 4 nulpoint 2 File(s) 8 bytes 2 Dir(s) 101,783,220,224 bytes free

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