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2019-03-06

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Manual pages about using a GNU/Linux system

man-pages

Linux kernel and C library user-space interface documentation

NAME

full - always full device

CONFIGURATION

If your system does not have /dev/full created already, it can be created with the following commands:
mknod -m 666 /dev/full c 1 7 chown root:root /dev/full

DESCRIPTION

The file /dev/full has major device number 1 and minor device number 7.
Writes to the /dev/full device fail with an ENOSPC error. This can be used to test how a program handles disk-full errors.
Reads from the /dev/full device will return \0 characters.
Seeks on /dev/full will always succeed.

FILES

/dev/full

COLOPHON

This page is part of release 5.00 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, information about reporting bugs, and the latest version of this page, can be found at https://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.

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