How to open device as a IO Handle
ln at deakin.edu.au
Wed Jun 8 21:47:04 EDT 2005
Could anyone tell me how to open a block device (e.g., /dev/hda1) into a
IO Handle by using GHC (version > 5.0)? I want to open a block/char
device and return a handle. Apparently, openFile function can't do the
job. It will be very appreciated if someone could give me a hint.
An earlier post pointed out the problem, but got no reply.
Something I played in GHCI-6.2.2
*Main> openFile "/dev/hdb2" ReadMode >>= \hin -> hGetPosn hin >>= \pos -> print pos
*** Exception: /dev/hdb2: openFile: unsupported operation (unknown file type)
(I already set /dev/hdb2 globally read/write)
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