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Re: [SLE] devpts -- What is this?
  • From: Leendert Meyer <leen.meyer@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 12:59:44 +0200
  • Message-id: <200604251259.44867.leen.meyer@xxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 25 April 2006 06:31, Greg Wallace wrote:
> There is an entry in my fstab as follows
>
> devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=8620,gid=5 0 0
>
> Cam someone enlighten me a bit on what this is? I did some googling on it
> and it seems like it's pretty standard for a Linux system, along with proc.
> Apparently, it handles the i/o for things like your monitor, your keyboard,
> etc. Do I have this right? This is just a bit of idle curiosity on my
> part.

Try cd /usr/src/linux/Documentation; grep -r devpts *

(you need the kernel-source package for this).

Cheers,

Leen

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