verbose output to terminal from within shell script?

Jason Holt jason at
Fri Feb 3 02:08:51 MST 2006

On Fri, 3 Feb 2006, Gabriel Gunderson wrote:
>> I think "/dev/tty" always points to your own terminal.  Is that
>> correct?
> Seems to be correct.  How can that be the current terminal for everyone on 
> the system?  It's not immediately obvious to me how it does that. I'll give 
> myself a break - It is 2:00am.

Because that's it's job. It's *magic*. (Seriously).


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