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Nul Folder

I just found a funny thing in Windows.

Just try to create a folder with the name 'nul'.

Try in Explorer. It does not work.
Try in command prompt:
md nul
Nope, it does not work :)

Your comments? I know it is probably used somewhere internally. But aren't such things a bit unnecessary?

A bad design, may be?

Boris Yankov
Thursday, December 11, 2003

NUL is a device name, similar to COM or LPT.  It's the "bit bucket" device.  Any writes to it go nowhere, and reads from it immediately end.

Ben Combee
Thursday, December 11, 2003

I figure it's the one security feature they built into Windows. ha ha ha ha ha.
Thursday, December 11, 2003



Friday, December 12, 2003

This, children, is why DOS should still be taught in school.  =-)

Friday, December 12, 2003

This brings back fond memories...

copy con autoexec.bat, anyone?

(And, yes, "con" is also a reserved name).

Friday, December 12, 2003

But do you remember the .sig:
Real programmers use "copy con program.exe"

Friday, December 12, 2003

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