Subject: Re: ptys are not always freed
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Christoph Badura <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/19/1998 21:08:09
tv@NetBSD.ORG (Todd Vierling) wrote:

>Do this only on a quiet system (so you'll be likely to be reallocated a tty
>after you close it).  Use screen 3.7.2 (or whatever version, really).  Open
>a screen, check which tty it is, and run either pine or emacs in it.  Hit ^A
>K (Ctrl-A then K).  Open a screen again.  

Some versions of pine do not check for the the error code that 4.4BSD systems
return in this case.  Make sure your pine does handle the error correctly,
if it gets reported.

Christoph Badura

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