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Re: Terminal



On Tue, Apr 26, 2005 at 11:19:06AM +0900, Joel wrote:
> terminal emulator program. And, since the average user is the operator,
> the distinction between a terminal and a console is somewhat blurred.
> However, the term "console" tends to be used when talking about
> low-level access. (Many consoles in the good old days were just a series
> of blinking lights with toggle switches, and the operator had a list of
> commands that were entered as binary codes.)

Also, there's still a special use for the console -- you'll see typically
see kernel error messages there, but not on just any random terminal. (see
/dev/console...)

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