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Where did the terminology "tty" come from in Linux?

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As Danny has stated tty is teletype terminals. The fact is that most of us have used it every time, but most of has not gone to understand it. Here is a very good article which gives us a basic understanding of TTYs in Linux.

The TTY Demystified

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Sen

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this is really a very nice link..thanks for the help –  Renjith G Jan 6 '11 at 9:20
    
who is Danny? :S –  Charlie Parker Jun 12 at 16:21

This is likely to be a reference to teletype terminals, which would have been used in the early(ish) days of computers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teleprinter

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Specifically en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teletypewriter –  Gilles Jan 5 '11 at 19:27

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