Subject: Re: screen in dist
To: Bruce J.A. Nourish <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/16/2004 12:23:18
Thus spake Bruce J.A. Nourish ("BJN> ") sometime Today...

BJN> On Fri, Jan 16, 2004 at 11:44:20AM -0800, Greywolf wrote:
BJN> > Is there a way we could do ptmx + /dev/pty.. via something akin to
BJN> > grantpt() without degenerating into /dev/pts/* notation?
BJN> Forgive me, but what is /dev/pts/* notation and why is it evil?

instead of /dev/, for example, we end up with /dev/pts/0..15.

[I have an acquired/innate dislike for devices starting to resemble
/dev/classifier/identifier, because they're usually a pain in the arse
to type.]

BJN> Bruce J.A. Nourish <>

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