I always see pts and tty when i use 'who' command but I never understand how they are different ? Can somebody please explain me this ?
marked as duplicate by Michael Mrozek♦ Sep 23 '11 at 13:40
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A tty is a native terminal device, the backend is either hardware or kernel emulated.
A pty (pseudo terminal device) is a terminal device which is emulated by an other program (example:
(More info can be found in
A pty is created by a process through