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Re: request for /dev/stdin and friends

Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin <at>> writes:

> > > So what we should do here IMO is to augment the base-files package
> > > to create a /dev directory and create a couple of standard symlinks
> > > in it, which are not covered automatically by the Cygwin DLL.
> > 
> > There already was some discussion, ending in
> > <>, which
> > never got a reply...
> Isn't your create_devices script adding all the devices handled by
> Cygwin?  The idea here is slightly different in that the script should
> only create symlinks in /dev.  Device nodes for the exising Cygwin
> devices are not actually necessary so we should be careful with them,
> maybe.

One of my concerns is that readdir() on /dev works nicely, integrating both 
symlinks and actual cygwin devices.  Right now, the benefit of Igor's script 
creating placeholders even for actual devices is that readdir() (and thus 
ls /dev, or even tab completion when you type /dev/<TAB>) can see all devices 
and not just symlinks like /dev/stdin.

Eric Blake

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