[TUHS] Device special files

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Thu Feb 8 10:39:01 AEST 2018

On Wed, 7 Feb 2018, Arthur Krewat wrote:

> My understanding is that udev is an elaboration on devfs on Linux that 
> includes a rules engine that supports things like assigning set names to 
> specific devices, setting permissions, group/user ownership and the 
> like. [...]

Thanks for that; I only have the Penguin for porting porpoises, not for 
daily use.  I write stuff on the Mac (because the USB ports are right in 
front of me), test it on a known reliable server like FreeBSD, then go and 
see what the penguins have broken this time...[*]

Yes, I do have a certain amount of contempt for a userbase that blithely 
ignores and rewrites history to the utter exclusion of Unix, such as over 
on Wikipedia where they claimed that they were the first to use "/dev/fb" 
to access the frame buffer; I've since corrected that arrant nonsense.

Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will suffer."

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