Re: Have blkid reports on newly added devices
On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 7:13 PM, Bob Proulx <email@example.com> wrote:
> Tom H wrote:
>> > $ blkid -c /dev//null -p /dev/sdc1
>> Sorry "/dev/null" not "/dev//null".
> A very, very small tidbit. As long as the multiple '/' chars are not
> at the very start of the string then it doesn't matter and one or more
> are all the same as one. At the very start of the string it is
> undefined or implementation defined or one of those meaning
> non-portable because the old Apollo Unix systems used to use it to
> indicate a network host name. And so POSIX allowed it. And so now
> Cygwin uses it for the same thing too. But anywhere other than at the
> start they are all collapsed into one.
> //hostname/some/path/file <- not portable
> /some//path////file <- should be portable
Thanks. Learning basic stuff after so many years! :)