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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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In reply to Re^2: Usage of File::Spec->devnull() on Windows by BrowserUk
in thread Usage of File::Spec->devnull() on Windows by chazubell

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