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Re: [OCLUG-Tech] Something is eating /dev/null

 --- Charles MacDonald <cmacd [ at ] telecomottawa [ dot ] net>
> Somehow my dev null device keep turning into a
> regular file..

It looks suspisciously like you've got a cron job or
something that is (a) regularly trying to write to
"/dev/null.$(date)", or (b) 'backing up' /dev/null to 

I think your job is substituting the date into the
target filename, so the system will treat it as a
regular file.  Take a look at the crontab files for
your users and root and see if there's anything there
or in the invoked scripts that targets /dev/null.  An
examination of the file's contents may also yield some


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