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Re: Have blkid reports on newly added devices

On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 7:13 PM, Bob Proulx <bob@proulx.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! :)

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