Subject: Re: pcvt and TIOCCONS
To: Gordon W. Ross <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/22/1996 14:32:57
On Fri, 19 Apr 96 12:53:09 EDT 
 "Gordon W. Ross" <> wrote:

 > > > I like cgd's idea about supporting globs here.
 > > 
 > > Also agreed.
 > This lets you have one record apply to many tty lines.
 > Is this something people actually want to do or just a
 > "creaping feature?"

Actually, I could see a real benefit in being able to do this, in, say, 
chris's "modem use" example.  Or, perhaps someone would like some special 
action to be applied to network ptys.

 > We do not provide globbing in /etc/ttys so why should we do
 > it in the file(s) that specify tty login/logout actions?

Hmm ... Maybe because /etc/ttys "defines" which ttys/ptys "exist", but 
/etc/ttyactions (or whatever :-) defines what you want to do to/with a 
tty/pty that's known to exist.

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