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Old 07-19-2002
Terminal vs console

What's the difference between a terminal and a console in Sun 5.5 CDE? Gives the option to open a console or terminal window, was wondering what the diff is?
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Old 07-23-2002
Both the terminal window and console window are started with dtterm command from cde but the console window is started with a -c option (you would not see this unless you did it from the command line).

The -c option specifies that output directed at /dev/console should be directed instead to the terminal window. It is provided as a way to prevent output that would normally be displayed on the ITE from overwriting the X server's display. It is not provided as a general mechanism to direct the output from an arbitrary system's /dev/console to an arbitrary X server. Note that you must have ownership of and read/write access to /dev/console for this option to work.
 

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