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What is /dev/fd ?

By dattatray.bhagwat ·
Hi All,

If i will give df -k command to my Solaris 8 (SPARC Box)
i will all the file systems mounted and i get the following also :

fd 0 0 0 0% /dev/fd

What is this ??



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by LMon In reply to What is /dev/fd ?

It has something to do with your floppy. I did a google search and here is what I found maybe you can make something of it. It either means that is 0% full or 0% free not suer though. groups.asp?v=solaris-l&i=204672

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by cpfeiffe In reply to What is /dev/fd ?

The 0% means 0% full. /dev/fd will always show up. It is the floppy device handler. If you insert a floppy the % full will change to indicate how much of the floppy is full. i.e. floppy size = 1.44 MB and it has 0.72 MB of data on it then fd will show up as 50% full.

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by denwasson In reply to What is /dev/fd ?

I believe that to be your floppy disk

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by denwasson In reply to What is /dev/fd ?

your floppy drive

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