ioctl_tty.2, poll.2, getpt.3, grantpt.3, openpty.3, posix_openpt.3, ptsname.3, ttyname.3, unlockpt.3, pts.4, pty.7: Eliminate problematic "master-slave" terminology
The "master-slave" terminology used in describing pseudoterminals
is problematic, and not even very technically descriptive. Rewrite
various manual pages to eliminate that language. The following
replacement terms are used:
slave ==> "terminal device"
(or "terminal end of the pseudoterminal device pair")
master ==> "pseudoterminal device"
(or "pseudoterminal end of the pseudoterminal device pair")
pseudoterminal (device) ==> "pseudoterminal device pair"
Another notable wording change is the use of phrasings such as
"the corresponding terminal device", when emphasizing the linkage
between the pseudoterminal and terminal ends of a pseudoterminal
The terminology originates in golang (which made a similar
terminology change in 2019), and was suggested for Linux
man-pages by Elliot Hughes.
Reported-by: Elliott Hughes <email@example.com>
Signed-off-by: Michael Kerrisk <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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