POSIX devices

Carlo Florendo list-subscriber@hq.astra.ph
Fri Jun 17 09:54:00 GMT 2005


Arturus Magi wrote:

> Carlo Florendo wrote:
>
>> Oliver Vecernik wrote:
>>
>>> But how do I know the order of device names? It all depends when the
>>> devices are plugged on to the system. Is there a command to find out?
>>>
>>> dd if=/dev/sd? of=/tmp/foo bs=512 count=1
>>>
>>>  
>>>
>>
>> AFAIK, Cygwin does not implement the /dev directory.
>
>
> Cygwin does implement /dev (and /proc, plus the Windows specific 
> /registry), you just can't ls it because it's all internal redirection 
> magic.  There is a script (Google is your friend) to create and 
> populate /dev with null files as placeholders for working devices, so 
> that ls and the like can grab them. The Cygwin /dev magic will ignore 
> the files in favor of the virtual device handles when you actually try 
> to use them.
>

Excellent.  This was the correction I wanted to get.

Thanks a lot :)

-- 
Carlo Florendo
Astra Philippines Inc.
www.astra.ph


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