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SubjectRe: Not a typewriter
Jonathan Lundell writes:
> FWIW, the comment in errno.h under Solaris 2.6 is "Inappropriate
> ioctl for device". I believe that's the POSIX interpretation.


[ENOTTY] Inappropriate I/O control operation
A control function was attempted for a file or special file
for which the operation was inappropriate.

which is quite a nice way of putting it.


Malcolm Beattie <>
Unix Systems Programmer
Oxford University Computing Services
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