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

Torsten Bronger bronger at physik.rwth-aachen.de
Sat Sep 8 19:42:14 CEST 2007


Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch writes:

> On Sat, 08 Sep 2007 18:52:57 +0200, Torsten Bronger wrote:
>> Is there a portable and simply way to direct file-like IO to
>> simply nothing?  I try to implement some sort of NullLogging by
>> saying
> `os.devnull`?

Yes, but I wasn't really sure how portable it is, in particular, on
Windows.  So does

open(os.devnull, "w").write("Schallalla")

work on Windows like on Unix?


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