linuxexpert at eircom.net
Thu Jan 31 22:08:55 GMT 2002
On Thu, 2002-01-31 at 21:15, John McDonnell wrote:
> begin John P. Looney quotation from Thu, 31 Jan 2002
> > > When looking for dodgy directories I came across this:
> > > crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 5, 0 Mar 24 2001 tty
> > Looks like someone just over wrote your tty file. Or deleted it. It
> > should look like;
> > crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 5, 0 Jan 31 21:06 /dev/tty
> Umm, Kate, have another look... the /dev/tty is there...
> It's the /dev/tty* that's at issue here... unless I'm being *very* blind..
with * being a wild card and all im pretty sure that there cant be a
tty* file. tty* is just everything that starts with tty. And in a way i
cant really put into words; that explains to me why the date would be
set to the current date and time - with it not being a file but a
wildcard query made when you ran the find command.
hope that made some sense
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