On Jan 15, 2007, at 3:09 PM, Kailas Ramasamy wrote:

I would like to understand how the shell is tied to the console port. When
an user connects a terminal
to the system via console port, a shell is started and tied to the console
port (/dev/console ?).
Can some someone explain how this whole process works?. It would be great if
you can point me
the source code and/or the any documents.


Why not just go to the source folder for sh (should be under /usr/src/ bin/sh/*) and grep for fopen or /dev/tty? Seems like the kernel would open up and attach the executing shell to its relevant TTY though with getty.
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