A Block Special File or block device is: A file that refers to a device. A block special file is normally distinguished from a character special file by providing access to the device in a manner such that the hardware characteristics of the device are not visible.
The Linux kernel then associates those functions with the character device, so for example when a user-mode application calls the read() function on a character device file, it will result in a syscall and then the kernel will route this call to a read function specified when creating the driver.
CentOS (Community enterprise Operating System), released in May 2004, is a 100% free operating system distribution based upon the Linux kernel. It is derived entirely from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) distribution. CentOS exists to provide a free enterprise class computing platform and strives to maintain 100% binary compatibility with its upstream source, Red Hat.
If you speak about ".d" at the end of directory names, this answer is right, it's just a marker for "directory". Just don't confuse it with "d" at the and of a file name, like "syslogd", which stands for daemon. A computer process running in the background.
Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software. However, work is in progress to provide Debian for other kernels, primarily for the Hurd.
Mandriva Linux One was a free to download hybrid distribution, being both a Live CD and an installer (with an installation wizard that includes disk partitioning tools). Several Mandriva Linux One versions were provided for each Mandriva Linux release preceding Mandriva 2008.
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The “name” of a named pipe is actually a file name within the file system. Pipes are shown by ls as any other file with a couple of differences: % ls -l fifo1 prw-r--r-- 1 andy users 0 Jan 22 23:11 fifo1| The p in the leftmost column indicates that fifo1 is a pipe.
Linux also supports an abstract namespace which is independent of the file system. I.e. not every socket can be seen as a file (in the sense of "no file without a file name"). But there are files with lists of sockets (e.g. /proc/net/tcp); not exactly what "everything is a file" means, though.
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