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



NAME
       makedev, MAKEDEV - make system special files

SYNOPSIS
       /dev/MAKEDEV device-name ...

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  spe-
       cial  files.  Arguments to MAKEDEV are usually 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;  for  example,
              /dev/console, /dev/tty.

       local  Create  those  devices specific to the local site.  This request
              runs the shell file /dev/MAKEDEV.local.  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 use-
       ful only to the super-user.

FILES
       /dev/console /dev/MAKEDEV.local /dev/tty

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

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



                               9 September 1987                     MAKEDEV(8)