MAKEDEV(8) System Manager's Manual MAKEDEV(8)
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 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; e.g. /dev/console,
/dev/tty. The VAX-11/780 console floppy device, /dev/floppy,
and VAX-11/750 and VAX-11/730 console 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 use-
ful only to the super-user.
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)
When more than one piece of hardware of the same ``kind'' is present on
a machine (for instance, a dh and a dmf), naming conflicts arise.
4th Berkeley Distribution 18 July 1983 MAKEDEV(8)