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answered What would prevent me from re-creating a missing /dev/null folder?
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comment What would prevent me from re-creating a missing /dev/null folder?
I'll restart in a few minutes- I'm worried that if there's a file system error, it will restart badly. This is weird - I looked at the data for another common DEV (mknod) folder - 'zero' and got this: $ ls -al /dev | grep zero crw-rw-rw- 1 root wheel 3, 3 Jan 20 11:29 zero // // so I just tried again with 'c 3 3' as the numeration on the command and it gave me the same error
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comment What would prevent me from re-creating a missing /dev/null folder?
yes - exactly! By all indications it should work - I just tried creating another folder "null2" like your example, and still get the "Illegal instruction" message. Now I'm investigating that message, specifically...
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comment What would prevent me from re-creating a missing /dev/null folder?
yeah - I'm thinking now that the mknod system folders aren't accessible via Finder - nor can I locate the contents of the folder with the terminal "locate" command
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comment What would prevent me from re-creating a missing /dev/null folder?
Here's something strange: in FINDER, there is a symlink to DEV, but if I try to follow it I get a "Dev can’t be opened because the original item can’t be found." symlink error. But in Terminal, cd dev takes me right there and I can browse the contents normally with ls, etc. I'm not sure where the DEV folder is located now...
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comment What would prevent me from re-creating a missing /dev/null folder?
ahh! That's good thinking! - they just specify "name" as a parameter. Shucks - I just tried it, and got the same Illegal Instruction message
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comment What would prevent me from re-creating a missing /dev/null folder?
I still get "Illegal Instruction" when I try: 'sudo mknod /dev/null c 3 2'
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asked What would prevent me from re-creating a missing /dev/null folder?