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Re: DevFS and "c00lness" (Re: Grub)


On Thu, Nov 08, 2001 at 09:00:32AM +0100, Russell Coker wrote:
> > Nor "ls -l /dev". What's your point?
> Actually you often need to do "ls -l /dev" to see what devices exist and what 

Actually, I usually do something a bit more focussed like
ls -l /dev/hd* or /dev/ttyS* or similar. Just listing /dev
isn't that useful.

> with no disk space and a huge file named /dev/st or similar?  How about the 
> file /dev/nul that you get when DOS weenies are allowed access to the root 
> account?  

I don't have that problem.

In summary: I haven't seen any good reason to upgrade any of my boxes
to devfs. If it becomes standard in new Debian installations I
would keep it though. There doesn't seem to be particularly
compelling reasons either for or against.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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