[TUHS] Device special files

Arthur Krewat krewat at kilonet.net
Fri Feb 9 02:18:54 AEST 2018


LOL - I did not write that ;)


On 2/7/2018 7:39 PM, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> 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.
>



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