docs/62364: Misleading information in the handbook
Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P.
kdk at daleco.biz
Tue Oct 19 05:20:27 UTC 2004
The following reply was made to PR docs/62364; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: "Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P." <kdk at daleco.biz>
To: freebsd-gnats-submit at FreeBSD.org, agley at optusnet.com.au
Subject: Re: docs/62364: Misleading information in the handbook
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2004 00:14:26 -0500
John Duncan wrote:
Section 18.104.22.168 of the handbook suggests using /dev/fd/3 to capture Ghostscript output. This device is no longer
present on FreeBSD by default and when I tried to install it using fdescfs Ghostscript could not access it. This
could put off new users.
It could, indeed. However, I don't find any reference to /dev/fd/3 in
There is no usage other than in the printing chapter, which at the
is chapter 9. Maybe your doc tree is out of date, or the situation has
not been noted in response to your PR?
% ll .. | grep handbook
drwxr-xr-x 19 root wheel 3072 Aug 25 16:32 arch-handbook/
drwxr-xr-x 13 root wheel 2560 Aug 25 16:32 developers-handbook/
drwxr-xr-x 33 root wheel 8704 Aug 31 21:26 handbook/
drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 3072 Aug 31 21:27 porters-handbook/
% grep /fd/ *
printing-advanced.html:class="FILENAME">.dvi</tt> so using <tt
class="FILENAME">/dev/fd/0</tt> for standard
printing-advanced.html:class="FILENAME">/dev/fd/0</tt>, thereby forcing
<tt class="COMMAND">dvilj2p</tt> to read
printing-advanced.html:ln -s /dev/fd/0 hpdf$$.dvi || fatal "Cannot
Perhaps this can be closed?
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