Subject: Re: read on dirs
To: Takahiro Kambe <>
From: None <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/11/2001 14:46:45
> 	on Sun, 11 Mar 2001 10:17:18 +0100 (CET),
> 	<> wrote:
> > linux gives that it's directory not file and refused which i think it's
> > normal..
> Linux isn't traditional UNIX.
it's still UNIX-like isn't it?
> > but with netbsd i CAN read directory as file and got binary output from
> > cat!
> NetBSD's behavior is traditional UNIX's one.  But on none traditional
> file system; NFS, you can't read directory.

thank you. what this feature/traditional behavior could be used for?

i've viewed this "file" and see filenames from that dir and some binary
data (inode numbers??)