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/dev/null

I was whining (no I don’t whine that often, but something is just really annoying me), and a friend offered this great advice:

“In Unix, there is something called “/dev/null”. It is like a blackhole, everything that is redirected to it disappears, vanishes. So, when you run a problem, and you won’t want to have output from it, you redirect the output to “/dev/null” to make it disappear.

Now, in your head, redirect the thing to “/dev/null” to make it disappear, just like it never happened.”

People, this advice is gold! Gold! Gold I’m telling you!

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  1. Hope this can be true

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