Re: URIs for the standard output and input streams

Dan Connolly <> 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.

Pete Forman                -./\.-  Disclaimer: This post is originated
WesternGeco                  -./\.-   by myself and does not represent    -./\.-   the opinion of Schlumberger or           -./\.-   WesternGeco.

Received on Thursday, 17 January 2008 09:40:11 UTC