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Re: psaux

peasthope@shaw.ca wrote:
> Not long ago there was a /dev/psaux.  I'm interested in the 
> terminology.  Can guess that "ps" is from PS/2. Correct?  
> Can anyone tell the origin of "aux"?  A modest effort with 
> Google hasn't helped.

In that context it means "auxiliary".  As in PS/2 auxiliary device.


Those three letter device names were in general use before MS-DOS
times.  For example most were previously used in CP/M.


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