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Old 09-24-2002
what is /dev/pts/1

hi, i ran tty and get this /dev/pts/1?

what does /dev/pts/1 indicates about my terminal and the device files? thanks
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Old 09-25-2002
That is your terminal device (psuedo terminal 1).
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Old 09-25-2002
The purpose of "tty" is to echo you the name of the terminal you're currently logged on to. Yours happens to be /dev/pts/1
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Old 09-25-2002

is there any difference between terminal device and psuedo terminal ? thanks
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Old 09-25-2002
A terminal device is a dummy terminal. Just a monitor and a keyboard connected directly to the unix machine through a serial port. It does nothing except provide a way for you to work directly on the unix machine.

A pseudo terminal device is a program, such as telnet, which fools unix programs into thinking you are sitting at a dummy terminal connected through a serial port. In reality, you're using Windows and a program which emulates a terminal window inside of Windows.

It has to do with the internal workings of unix and is more of a concern for programmers when they're making programs like telnet...
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