[TUHS] Device special files

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Wed Feb 7 11:48:35 AEST 2018

On Wed, 7 Feb 2018, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:

>> V3 and earlier still *called* them special files, but it seems they 
>> were essentially just magic inode numbers (there was no physical file 
>> on disk, just any directory entry with the given inode would be the 
>> special file).
> Isn't that still the case?

Wasn't that "devfs" (which Penguin/OS calls "udev")?  I've never grokked 
that concept.

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