I am trying to find them on my Mac OS X Mountain Lion and it seems they do not exist. I do not think it is a problem of folders privileges.

Maybe it just doesn't exit and I have to create them.


It should be there as a character special file:

bash-3.2# cd /dev
bash-3.2# ls -l |grep null
crw-rw-rw-  1 root  wheel       3,   2 Mar  8 11:04 null

Finder doesn't show these folders so you need to be in terminal to see them.

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    Thanks you for your quick answer. I didn't see them in Finder (while I can see hidden files) but did in iTerm. – politicus Mar 8 '14 at 17:11
  • And ls -leO / | grep dev shows that it's hidden which you already knew. I wouldn't be surprised if Finder had a special case black list of places to not show, even when hidden files are presented. – bmike Mar 8 '14 at 17:16

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