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MAKEDEV(8)									       MAKEDEV(8)

NAME
       makedev - make system special files

SYNOPSIS
       /dev/MAKEDEV device...

DESCRIPTION
       MAKEDEV	is a shell script normally used to install special files.  It resides in the /dev
       directory, as this is the normal location of special files.  Arguments to MAKEDEV are usu-
       ally of the form device-name?  where device-name is one of the supported devices listed in
       section 4 of the manual and ``?'' is a logical unit number (0-9).  A few special arguments
       create assorted collections of devices and are listed below.

       std    Create  the  standard  devices  for  the	system; e.g. /dev/console, /dev/tty.  The
	      VAX-11/780 console floppy device, /dev/floppy, and VAX-11/750 and  VAX-11/730  con-
	      sole cassette device(s), /dev/tu?, are also created with this entry.

       local  Create  those  devices  specific	to the local site.  This request causes the shell
	      file /dev/MAKEDEV.local to be executed.  Site specific commands, such as those used
	      to setup dialup lines as ``ttyd?'' should be included in this file.

       Since  all  devices  are  created  using mknod(8), this shell script is useful only to the
       super-user.

DIAGNOSTICS
       Either self-explanatory, or generated by one of the programs called from the script.   Use
       ``sh -x MAKEDEV'' in case of trouble.

SEE ALSO
       intro(4), config(8), mknod(8)

4.2 Berkeley Distribution		   May 19, 1986 			       MAKEDEV(8)
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