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Re: Missing /dev
- From: Kaz Kylheku <kaz at ashi dot footprints dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 08:48:30 -0800 (PST)
- Subject: Re: Missing /dev
This is a tiny little annoyance in Cygwin: various device paths exist,
like your controlling terminal /dev/conin. However, there is no actual
/dev directory in the filesystem.
This confuses some programs that do parsing on the path rather than
just pass the entire string to open(). E.g. CLISP's file I/O library:
> (with-open-file (f "/dev/conin" :direction :input) (read f))
*** - nonexistent directory: #P"/dev/"
The simple workaround is to ``mkdir /dev'', but would it be a bad idea
for the Cygwin installer to create this directory?
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