[clug] tty & who

Bryan Kilgallin (iiNet) kilgallin at iinet.net.au
Tue Sep 26 13:40:32 UTC 2017

Thanks, Simon:

> A pts is pseudo-terminal - in this case, it's the virtual terminal that 
> the window manager has created for your shell to run in, hence why it's 
> returned by a command in that shell.
> A tty is physical terminal - in this case, tty7 is 'terminal' X11 is 
> running on, and that you used to log in to the computer, hence why it's 
> returned by the 'who' command.

I have only a vague grasp of these concepts. So login was on tty7. Which 
presumably launched Ubuntu. From where I launched fish in pts4. Can you 
refer me to an easy-reading reference on all those goings-on?


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