Re: Elaborate TTY documentation

Theodore Y. Ts'o (tytso@MIT.EDU)
Mon, 23 Feb 1998 20:40:34 -0500

Date: Mon, 23 Feb 1998 17:49:08 -0500 (EST)
From: Spirilis <>

Does anybody know of a good source for elaborate TTY
documentation? (besides the source code ;) ... that stuff confuses
me) especially concentrating on documentation of the TIOC ioctl()
calls and controlling TTYs and stuff...

Try any good book that talks about POSIX; the user-level programming
interface for the Linux tty layer very carefully follows the POSIX
standard. The POSIX standard is invalvulable as a reference material,
but it's admittedly not the best tutorial book. I unfortunately can't
recommend a good tutorial book, since I learned it by reading the POSIX
standard and downloading its entire contents into my brain. Not
everyone enjoys learning things that way, though. :-)

- Ted

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