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

NAME
     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 function 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					  August 6, 2011				      BSD
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