/dev/null as a file-like object, or logging to nothing

Sion Arrowsmith siona at chiark.greenend.org.uk
Mon Sep 10 15:19:08 CEST 2007


Torsten Bronger  <bronger at physik.rwth-aachen.de> wrote:
>Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch writes:
>> `os.devnull`?
>Yes, but I wasn't really sure how portable it is, in particular, on
>Windows.

Windows has a NUL: device which behaves like /dev/null .
os.devnull is a wrapper around whatever the system-provided null
device is. I guess the documentation should reflect this, rather
than just mentioning POSIX and Mac OS 9 and requiring you to note
the "defined for all platforms" at the start of the section.

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