Re: /dev/tty1 strangeness

Aaron Ucko (
Thu, 25 Jul 1996 10:29:41 -0600 (CST)

>Form my original post:
># After logging onto tty1 as user or root, that terminal starts loosing
>Thanks to Steven S. Dick ( who replied:
>> Is it possible you have two processes on tty1 both trying to read?
>At first I thought this was impossible, but remembered that the top process
>I now think that top was reading stdin from tty1, disregarding the
>redirection to tty9.
>My tty1 is fine when I kill top in tty9 (I have commented that line out in
>Is this a bug in procps-1.01, or is there another way to redirect top to an
>unused tty?

There are two things you can do:
(1) Obtain the program `open' and replace that command with `open -c 9 top'

(2) Replace it with `top </dev/tty9 >/dev/tty9 2>/dev/tty9'

Of the two, (1) is probably better.

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