Close (probably even closer than it 'sounded' to me)...
/dev is a real directory and is 'normal' in every way. However, the
files in /dev are usually rather special in the sense that I think you
/proc OTOH is not really a 'real' directory. It exists in the kernel,
gets mounted and naturally has much the same sort of data structures as
do directories that actually are on disk.
> I have heard it said that unix works entirely on files. It always
> baffled me to hear that, being a hardware engineer, and writing
> mostly in low level assemblers. Now I think I understand what what
> meant, and that all tasks are created as a 'file' and are acted on
> accordingly, hence the /dev directory and the /proc directory.
> Am I correct in assuming this ?
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