Re: vcsa permissions
On Tue, 29 Oct 1996, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Why does it need access to /dev/vcsa* ? What is FTE ?
/dev/vcsa* are the direct access virtual consoles, I believe. FTE is a text
editor. Why it uses /dev/vcsa* and not ncurses or slang, I'll never know.
> If it is likely that other packages which don't run as root will need
> access to these devices then perhaps a group should be created and
> used, but this remains to be seen I think.
> Certainly you should not change the ownership of these devices without
> asking permission.
I've asked firstname.lastname@example.org to allocate me a group number for the virtual
consoles. That's the right thing to do, right? :)
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