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  1. This problem has been around since MS-DOS 1.0, if not contemporary versions of CP/M which immediate preceded it. In MS-DOS, device names are not file names, as they are in Unix. They’re special tokens, checked for explicitly by the API. DOS maintains a device list which, upon every attempt to open a file, is consulted to see if a device is being opened instead of a regular file.

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