Subject: Re: tty device names for Cyclades Z
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/08/2000 10:29:31
On Thu, 8 Jun 2000, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:

> > Note that since ps still only uses two columns, they will all show up as
> > tt "CZ" in ps.
> I strongly object.
> This is confusing (it makes the tty numbers look like pty numbers) and
> contradicts historical practice; plenty of other systems have simply
> expanded the width of the tty number.

Uhm, they already start with CZ, so that damage is done..

All I'm doing is talking about making them take 7 columns rather than 9.

An auto-scaling ps should do the right thing now, though.

Take care,