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Re: Missing /dev

On Wed, Jan 21, 2004 at 02:25:13PM -0500, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
>On Wed, 21 Jan 2004, Kaz Kylheku wrote:
>> This is a tiny little annoyance in Cygwin: various device paths exist,
>> like your controlling terminal /dev/conin. However, there is no actual
>> /dev directory in the filesystem.
>> This confuses some programs that do parsing on the path rather than
>> just pass the entire string to open(). E.g. CLISP's file I/O library:
>> [6]> (with-open-file (f "/dev/conin" :direction :input) (read f))
>> *** - nonexistent directory: #P"/dev/"
>> The simple workaround is to ``mkdir /dev'', but would it be a bad idea
>> for the Cygwin installer to create this directory?
>AFAIK, once Cygwin has proper mkdev, /dev will be a real directory.  Until
>then, you can use the script from

Cygwin has had a proper mk*nod* for a while, and, theoretically, it
should have been working in 1.5.6, although I just tried it with the
latest snapshot and it seems to be broken currently.


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