[bulk] - R: /dev/ttys* under cygwin problem

Daniel Barclay daniel@fgm.com
Wed Sep 22 21:02:00 GMT 2010


Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E] wrote:
...
> To go there directly:
> http://www.cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using-specialnames.html#pathnames-posixdevices

Regarding where that page says:

    These devices cannot be seen with the command ls /dev/ ...

I've wondered about that--why aren't those special files listed in a
directory listing?

(The Cygwin DLL makes those device files appear when they are referred
to by full pathname; why doesn't it also make them appear in the
containing directory's listing?)

Daniel


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