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Re: [SLUG] Quick Unixy Q.
- To: Penguinillas <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Quick Unixy Q.
- From: James Wilkinson <jamesw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu Nov 23 12:54:27 2000
- Cc: Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Reply-to: Some Linux Users Group <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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This one time, at band camp, Jeff Waugh said:
>Here's a quick one... What is /dev/zero used for, and what are a few good
Making loopback devices for boot floppy images, etc
$ dd if=/dev/zero of=foofile bs=1k count=1440
$ mkfs -t ext2 foofile
$ mount -o loop foofile /mnt
Just a thought, shouldn't file:///dev/* be out of bounds (for any
browser)? I mean, why would you want to read your device files?
Reminds me of file:///c:/con/con in older versions of IE.
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