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MAKEDEV(8)						      System Manager's Manual							MAKEDEV(8)

MAKEDEV, DESCRIBE - make/describe device files SYNOPSIS
MAKEDEV [-n] key ... DESCRIBE [device] ... DESCRIPTION
MAKEDEV may be used to create the device files normally found in the /dev directory. The key arguments are simply the names of the devices you want. MAKEDEV knows about all supported devices and will create them in the current directory with the proper owner and mode. For many devices MAKEDEV will not only create the device you want, but also the devices related to it that you will probably want too. Naming one floppy device will create all floppy devices for the same drive for instance. Call MAKEDEV without arguments to see a list of keys that it understands. Then use the -n flag to make the script echo the commands it will execute the next time when you call it without that flag. The special key std must be given alone to MAKEDEV. This key will create all standard devices. The command DESCRIBE will give you a one-line description of a given device. It will by default list all devices in /dev. SEE ALSO
mknod(8). BUGS
MAKEDEV's eagerness to create devices may cause many "File exists" errors from mknod. AUTHOR
Kees J. Bot ( MAKEDEV(8)

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MAKEDEV.LOCAL(8)					    BSD System Manager's Manual 					  MAKEDEV.LOCAL(8)

MAKEDEV.local -- create site-specific device special files SYNOPSIS
MAKEDEV.local [-fMsu] [-m mknod] [-p pax] [-t mtree] {all | site-specific-argument} [...] DESCRIPTION
MAKEDEV.local is used to create site-specific device special files. Each argument may be the word all or a site-specific argument. By default, there are no valid site-specific arguments, and the all argument has no effect; This may be changed by editing the script. The script is in /dev/MAKEDEV.local. Devices are created in the current working directory; in normal use, MAKEDEV.local should be invoked with /dev as the current working directory. Supported options for MAKEDEV.local are the same as for MAKEDEV(8). FILES
/dev special device files directory /dev/MAKEDEV script that invokes MAKEDEV.local with the all argument. /dev/MAKEDEV.local script described in this man page SEE ALSO
config(1), intro(4), MAKEDEV(8), mknod(8) HISTORY
The MAKEDEV.local command appeared in 4.2BSD. Handling of the same command line options as MAKEDEV(8), and the use of MAKEDEV(8) as a func- tion library, was added in NetBSD 5.0. NOTES
The relationship between MAKEDEV.local and MAKEDEV(8) is complex: o If MAKEDEV(8) is invoked with the all or local argument, then it will invoke MAKEDEV.local as a child process, with options similar to those that were originally passed to MAKEDEV(8), and with the all argument. o MAKEDEV.local uses shell functions defined in MAKEDEV(8). This is done by loading MAKEDEV(8) using the shell ``.'' command, with the MAKEDEV_AS_LIBRARY variable set (to inform MAKEDEV(8) that it should behave as a function library, not as an independent program). BSD
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