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[ale] instruction needed
Anything is possible. The driver and hardware just has to support it.
On Thu, 2004-01-15 at 18:22, Danny Cox wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-01-14 at 12:54, Sean Kilpatrick wrote:
> > Okay, time for the next lesson:
> > What's a "major/minor device number"?
> > Sean,
> What they all said is true.
> But this is, IMHO, one of the basic ideas of UNIX/Linux: *everything*
> is a file.
> Using these "special files", one can open, read, write, and close them,
> WITHOUT ACTUALLY KNOWING THAT THEY'RE NOT FILES. There are some
> exceptions, of course. You can randomly seek about in a file, but not a
> character device (how would you 'seek' on a keyboard?).
> P.S. I've not forgotten about your earlier question: still researching.