[Mono-list] Opening /dev/null using FileStream

muhr muhr at bluewin.ch
Fri May 7 10:47:47 EDT 2010

Hello all

I'm trying to open "/dev/null" with a FileStream object, like this:

    new FileStream("/dev/null", FileMode.Create, FileAccess.Write);

but I keep getting IOExceptions because of a file sharing violation. The
exact text is "Sharing violation on path /dev/null". I've tried several
combinations of FileMode, FileAccess and FileShare flags in the constructor
of FileStream, but all give the same error.

Is it not possible to open /dev/null with a FileStream for writing or am I
just using the wrong combination of flags?

Btw. I am trying this under 64bit Linux using Mono 2.6.3 in case it's

Best regards,

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