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can anybody out there tell me the exact difference between a pty and tty in linux.. i have read the documentation part but couldn't make things out of it.....
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    difference between pty and tty


    can anybody out there tell me the exact difference between
    a pty and tty in linux..
    i have read the documentation part but couldn't make things out of it..

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    Re: difference between pty and tty

    Quote Originally Posted by kiradeep
    can anybody out there tell me the exact difference between
    a pty and tty in linux..
    i have read the documentation part but couldn't make things out of it..
    Exact, no. But my understanding is that a tty is where you have a physical keyboard and a physical non-graphics screen. A pty is a pseudo-tty where you don't have exactly this: I think the terminal screen in X-windows is a pty and I think that if you access a remote system, you will use a pty.
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