MOUNT_PTYFS(8)          NetBSD System Manager's Manual          MOUNT_PTYFS(8)

NAME
     mount_ptyfs -- mount the /dev/pts file system

SYNOPSIS
     mount_ptyfs [-g group|gid] [-m mode] [-o options] ptyfs mount_point

DESCRIPTION
     The mount_ptyfs command attaches an instance of the pseudo-terminal
     device filesystem to the global filesystem namespace.  The conventional
     mount point is /dev/pts.  The directory specified by mount_point is con-
     verted to an absolute path before use.  This command is normally executed
     by mount(8) at boot time.

     The filesystem contains pseudo-terminal slave device nodes which are
     allocated dynamically via ptm(4), or they are already open via tradi-
     tional BSD style ptys.

     The options are as follows:

     -g group|gid
             Specify the group ownership of the slave pseudo-tty.

     -m mode
             Specify the default mode of the slave pseudo-tty.

     -o      Options are specified with a -o flag followed by a comma sepa-
             rated string of options.

             mount_ptyfs specific options are group which corresponds to -g,
             and mode which corresponds to -m.  See the mount(8) man page for
             possible options and their meanings.

FILES
     n  The nth pseudo-terminal device in use.

SEE ALSO
     mount(2), unmount(2), ptm(4), fstab(5), mount(8)

HISTORY
     The mount_ptyfs utility first appeared in NetBSD 3.0.

BUGS
     When multiple instances are mounted, they all display the union of the
     ptys used in each instance, not just the ones used in the particular
     instance.

NetBSD 6.1.4                  September 19, 2012                  NetBSD 6.1.4

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