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Re: URIs for the standard output and input streams

From: Pete Forman <pete.forman@westerngeco.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2008 09:20:53 +0000
To: uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <bq7khkp6.fsf@wgmail2.gatwick.eur.slb.com>

Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org> writes:

 > On Tue, 2008-01-15 at 11:31 +0000, Jeremy Carroll wrote:
 > [...]
>> 
>> (Much software would already, non-conformantly, assign file:stdin to the 
>> file named stdin in the current working directory)
>
 > How wide is the convention that /dev/stdin is stdin?
 > Wide enough for the IETF to reserve file:/dev/stdin for standard input?

POSIX / UNIX only mandates /dev/tty.

The full list of directories and files that exist on a conforming
system is /, /dev, /tmp, /dev/console, /dev/null, /dev/tty.

    http://www.unix.org/version3/online.html

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