allows any other device to be referred to by its name instead of its perhaps arbitrary single character type;
itself has the type character
It has no name space of its own.
On attach (see
interprets its device specifier string as the
of a device to which it should attach, optionally followed by specifier
for that device, separated from the
by an exclamation mark.
effectively attaches to the device with the given
and all subsequent operations in the resulting name space access that
For example, to access
one could write:
- bind -a '#*cap' /dev
The following commands both list the second instance of
first directly, then using
- ls '#l1'
lists the names of currently configured devices.
Invented by Bruce Ellis for Lucent's internal Research Inferno to help name dynamically-loaded device drivers.
This is a re-implementation.