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Recreate /dev/null

Posted on 2000-04-12
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How do you (recreate) chmod /dev/null?
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Have you deleted /dev/null? As root:

  mknod /dev/null c 1 3

The access mode should be rw-rw-rw- As root:

  chmod a+rw /dev/null
  chmod a-x /dev/null
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No, I didn't delete /dev/null, instead I was attempting to blank a file and somehow changed the attributes on /dev/null to rw-rw-rw...a regular text file. ( i guess I transposed the filenames)

Thanks for the quick reply. The mistake didn't hurt until I decided to reboot the box, then all heck broke loose!
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