I found a strange behavior regarding the links referencing other posts in

How are “/dev” Linux files created?

  • In kasperd's answer

    One previous answer has many details about that, which I am not going to repeat.

  • And in Basile Starynkevitch's answer

    In addition of device nodes explained in other answers (created with mknod(2) or supplied by some devfs), notably the one from Sepahrad Salour, [...]

Both links lead back to the referencing post "How are “/dev” Linux files created?".

What's wrong and how can I fix this?

  • And yes, I've tried turning my computer off and on again. :) Dec 26, 2016 at 14:08

1 Answer 1


The answer that's linked to here is now deleted, since it was just a copy-paste of a Wikipedia article. I fixed the answers to point to that article instead.

  • Thanks, I had deleted the plagiarized answer but hadn't noticed it was referenced in another.
    – terdon Mod
    Dec 26, 2016 at 17:12

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