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    SubjectRe: Not a typewriter
    >I disagree.  "Not a typewriter" is part of Unix tradition, and ought to be
    >retained as a historical reference. It's also an opportunity for "the
    >uninitiated" to learn a little more and move a little closer to becoming "the

    Heaven help us when tradition is more important than clarity.

    Typewriter has always been wrong. I'd agree that "Not a teletypewriter" would

    On the other hand "Inappropriate ioctl for device" is also not very clear.

    I'd like to see "Not a serial or character device" or "Not a serial device" if
    that's more appropriate. Something like that...

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