why cannot I see serial devices using ls

Larry Hall (Cygwin) reply-to-list-only-lh@cygwin.com
Wed Sep 22 17:29:00 GMT 2010

On 9/22/2010 8:41 AM, JonMcG wrote:
> I have decided to  port some code to cygwin from linux. It uses serial ports
> and under linux I can
> ls -l /dev/tty*
> If I do this under cygwin I get nothing. If I do
> ls -l /dev
> I only get a few device. However if I do
> ls -l /dev/ttyS0
> or
> ls -l /dev/com1
> then I get what I would expect.
> I have searched cygwin FAQ etc and this forum but didn't find anything.
> Anybody any ideas what I have to do?

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A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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