On Thu, 30 Jan 2003, Darren Pilgrim wrote: > Giorgos Keramidas wrote: > > On 2003-01-30 00:25, Darren Pilgrim wrote: > > > >> Why isn't there a /dev/one device to provide an infinite number of > >> all-ones bytes? > > > > > > Because it's easy to get any sequence of equal bytes by using just > > /dev/zero and tr(1). Try this command and check the output of hd(1) > > :-) > > > > $ dd if=/dev/zero bs=512 count=1 | tr '\0' '\777' | hd > > What I was trying to get at was more a question of if there's some deep > technical reason for the lack of a /dev/one beyond the triviality of > flipping the bits in a pipe.
Nobody's implemented it. It'd be trivial; but why would you want it? -- jan grant, ILRT, University of Bristol. http://www.ilrt.bris.ac.uk/ Tel +44(0)117 9287088 Fax +44 (0)117 9287112 http://ioctl.org/jan/ I am now available for general use under a modified BSD licence. To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message