MAKEDEV(8) System Manager's Manual MAKEDEV(8)
makedev, MAKEDEV - make system special files
/dev/MAKEDEV device-name ...
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,
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.
/dev/console /dev/MAKEDEV.local /dev/tty
intro(4), config(8), mknod(8)
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)