Re: Not a typewriter
H. Peter Anvin (email@example.com)
Thu, 10 May 2001 17:10:26 -0700
> On 05/10/2001 at 05:38:32 PM firstname.lastname@example.org (H. Peter Anvin) wrote:
> >Sounds like someone has just clarified what the heck it means. "tty"
> >and "typewriter" aren't exactly the same thing (even though "tty"
> >stands for "teletypewriter" it has come to mean something completely
> >different in a Unix context)... "not a typewriter" is just a
> >completely confusing error message for the uninitiated.
> I disagree. "Not a typewriter" is part of Unix tradition, and ought to be
> retained as a historical reference. It's also an opportunity for "the
> uninitiated" to learn a little more and move a little closer to becoming "the
Nowhere else in Unix is a "tty" referred to as a "typewriter". "Not a
tty" is one thing; "Not a typewriter" is just plain misleading.
<email@example.com> at work, <firstname.lastname@example.org> in private!
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