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DEV_MKDB(8) BSD System Manager's Manual DEV_MKDB(8)
dev_mkdb -- create /dev database
dev_mkdb [-c] [-o database] [directory]
The dev_mkdb command creates a cdbr(3) database in ``/var/run/dev.cdb'' which contains the
names of all of the character and block special files in the specified directory, using the
file type and the st_rdev field as the key. If no directory is specified, the ``/dev''
directory is used.
Keys are a structure containing a mode_t followed by a dev_t, with any padding zero'd out.
The former is the type of the file (st_mode & S_IFMT), the latter is the st_rdev field.
The options are as follows:
-c Create a db(3) database for compatibility with libc versions and statically linked
programs from before NetBSD 6.0. The default name is ``/var/run/dev.db''.
Put the output databases in the named file.
/dev Device directory.
/var/run/dev.db Database file.
ps(1), stat(2), db(3), devname(3), kvm_nlist(3), ttyname(3), kvm_mkdb(8)
The dev_mkdb command appeared in 4.4BSD.
BSD June 1, 2012 BSD
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