Mike Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> The 'r' prefix for tape devices is entirely unrelated to the 'r' prefix 
> for disk devices.

I'd like to see some backup for this assertion. Historically, BSD
(up to 4.4) used to have

    mt  block device, rewinding
   nmt  block device, non-rewinding
   rmt  character device, rewinding
  nrmt  character device, non-rewinding

which leaves little room to doubt.

Christian "naddy" Weisgerber                          [EMAIL PROTECTED]

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