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SubjectRe: Booting into /bin/bash
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On Mon, 11 Sep 2000, Ion Badulescu wrote:
>In article <8pjlk6$vnf$1@enterprise.cistron.net> you wrote:
>
>>>However, ^C does not stop anything. No signal gets sent to anybody.
>>>I don't want to make it too large because it won't fit on a floppy
>>>if I do.
>>
>> That means you don't have a controlling tty.
>
>But why is /dev/console not a tty? Is there any good reason,
>or is just "because nobody has done it"?

Sometimes /dev/console is a printer, or an uninitialized
tty being used as a printer (serial dot matrix printers make
excellent trace logs).
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