Can't I get a /dev/one?

Kevin Krieser kkrieser at
Wed Jul 14 00:55:19 UTC 2004

Also, you have to know how often you want the 1s to repeat.  Every bit?
Every byte?  Every 16 or 32 bit word?

At least with zero, it doesn't depend on how many bytes at a time you
grab.  Or what you are filling with it.

-----Original Message-----
From: fedora-list-bounces at
[mailto:fedora-list-bounces at] On Behalf Of Alan Horn
Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2004 7:45 PM
To: For users of Fedora Core releases
Subject: Re: Can't I get a /dev/one?

On Tue, 13 Jul 2004, William M. Quarles wrote:

>>> Okay, so there is a /dev/zero.  Shouldn't there be a /dev/one, too?

>>> Is there any way that I can fill a file or device full of ones?
>> should be pretty easy. just negate the value
> So how do I accomplish that?
> And once I know how to accomplish that, can I actually work that in to

> a dd
> command?

If you want to fill a file full of ones and you know how many it can be 
done trivially with a shell script or command in several different ways.

I'm not going to suggest one here as it'll be picked apart endlessly and
have a fragile ego ;)

There are various pieces of info we would need to accomplish it.. size
file.. purpose.. etc...

If you need help with that tho, just mail me offline.



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