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SubjectRe: Not a typewriter


On 05/10/2001 at 05:38:32 PM hpa@transmeta.com (H. Peter Anvin) wrote:

>Sounds like someone has just clarified what the heck it means. "tty"
>and "typewriter" aren't exactly the same thing (even though "tty"
>stands for "teletypewriter" it has come to mean something completely
>different in a Unix context)... "not a typewriter" is just a
>completely confusing error message for the uninitiated.


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retained as a historical reference.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
initiated."

Wayne


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