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Re: std location for system console

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: std location for system console
Date: Sun, 1 Sep 2002 19:20:08 +0200
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On Sat, Aug 31, 2002 at 04:45:11AM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> writes:
> The canonical system console should be /dev/console: that is, writing
> to it should be "writing to the console".  /dev is for anything that
> is "device-like", including pseudo-devices and redirecting devices.
> It's not just for Unix legacy things.

Ok.  Where do you put the horde of virtual consoles "somename/NUMBER/console"?
/dev/console is taken by the kernel device console already, and is assumed
to be a single node, and not a directory of directories with nodes.


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