The null device is a special file that discards all data written to it, but reports that the write operation succeeded.
Nul is often used to hide the output (or error output) of a command.
It is called NUL rather than NULL for historical reasons, many other devices have 3 character names: AUX, PRN, CON, etc.
It's not possible to create a file named "nul" on Windows.
Nul provides no data to any process that reads from it (yielding EOF immediately)
For more examples see the redirection page.
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BREAK - Do nothing, successfully.
PRN - redirect to the printer LPT1.
Null Device - Wikipedia.
Equivalent PowerShell: $Null