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Date: Mon, 22 Oct 90 14:31 EDT
From: Robert W. Kerns <RWK@fuji.ila.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 90 11:50 EDT
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Barry Margolin)
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 90 13:02:50 EDT
From: rwtucker@starbase.MITRE.ORG (Richard W. Tucker)
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 90 17:38:37 EDT
From: orgren@RTC.Reston.Unisys.COM (Paul Orgren)
Just having gone through loading Genera 8.0, I would argue that the
"Restore Distribution" ...
To de-select .IBIN files and ...
I suppose you could define the logical pathname Sys: **; *.ibin to
translate to a null device... but I don't know how to create a
Symbolics pathname that works as a null device. I've wanted one on
There is no null file system in Genera, although there's a null stream
(#'SYS:NULL-STREAM). If you have a Unix file server and you're using
FTP to access it you could translate sys:**;*.ibin to unix:/dev/null
(this won't work if you're using NFS, as it doesn't support remote
access to device files).
It's not hard to add. I once had a implementation of things like access to
buffers, windows, etc., but this was never installed because of some feeling
that "you shouldn't do things like this via pathnames, you should have a user
interface". Thus we have weird bits of ui like the :Output Destination CP
One thing I realized about the above use of the NULL: host is that the
logical pathname facility doesn't like more than one logical path to
translate to the same physical path. So if you define "SYS:**;*.IBIN.*"
to translate to "NULL:" then you'll get lots of complaints about
duplication when you restore the distribution.