docs/82296: ttys(5) man page misleads about use for non-getty processes
chris at ex-parrot.com
Sat Apr 8 17:30:32 UTC 2006
The following reply was made to PR docs/82296; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Chris Lightfoot <chris at ex-parrot.com>
To: Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at freebsd.org>
Cc: bug-followup at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: docs/82296: ttys(5) man page misleads about use for non-getty processes
Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2006 18:28:11 +0100
On Sat, Apr 08, 2006 at 12:09:32AM +0300, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> On 2005-06-15 21:44, Chris Lightfoot <chris at ex-parrot.com> wrote:
> > The ttys(5) man page states in respect of each line of /etc/ttys,
> > The first field is normally the name of the terminal special file as it
> > is found in /dev. However, it can be any arbitrary string when the asso-
> > ciated command is not related to a tty.
> > However, this is not true -- the new_session command in init.c will
> > drop any /etc/ttys line whose first field does not give the name of a
> > file in /dev which can be opened: (line 937 et seq)
> Is this still true on the 5.X branch? I've just tested on CURRENT and
> the following entry worked as expected, even though I certainly don't
> have a /dev/nproc device node:
> nproc "/root/script" unknown on secure
hmm. The machine where I encountered the problem is
5.2.1-RELEASE. I haven't tried on anything subsequent.
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