BSD 2.11 - man page for makedev (bsd section 8)
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makedev - make system special files
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
Either self-explanatory, or generated by one of the programs called from the script. Use
``sh -x MAKEDEV'' in case of trouble.
intro(4), config(8), mknod(8)
4.2 Berkeley Distribution May 19, 1986 MAKEDEV(8)
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