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hi, tried running the command cat < /dev/tty7 which caused the terminal to execute an inifinite loop. On closing the window and opeing the new one the infinite loop didn't ...
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    hi,
    tried running the command cat < /dev/tty7
    which caused the terminal to execute an inifinite loop. On closing the window and opeing the new one the infinite loop didn't terminate. it did only when i pressed ctrl+d.

    Can anyone provide some logic behind this behaviour????

    Thanks.

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    Well I am not sure whether it is infinite loop maybe cat is just waiting to the end of file.
    In UNIX an end-of-file indication can be sent from an interactive shell (console)
    by typing Ctrl+D (conventional standard).

    regards,
    ndevel.

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