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DEVD.CONF(5)		  FreeBSD File Formats Manual		  DEVD.CONF(5)

NAME
     devd.conf -- configuration	file for devd(8)

DESCRIPTION
   General Syntax
     A devd(8) configuration consists of two general features, statements and
     comments.	All statements end with	a semicolon.  Many statements can con-
     tain substatements, which are also	terminated with	a semicolon.

     The following statements are supported:

     options  specifies	various	options	and parameters for the operation of
	      devd(8).

     attach   specifies	various	matching criteria and actions to perform when
	      a	newly attached device matches said criteria.

     detach   specifies	various	matching criteria and actions to perform when
	      a	newly detached device matches said criteria.

     nomatch  specifies	various	matching criteria and actions to perform when
	      no device	driver currently loaded	in the kernel claims a (new)
	      device.

     Statements	may occur in any order in the configuration file, and may be
     repeated as often as required.  Further details on	the syntax and meaning
     of	each statement and their substatements are explained below.

     Comments may appear anywhere that whitespace may appear in	a configura-
     tion file.	 To appeal to programmers of all kinds,	they can be written in
     C,	C++, or	shell/Perl constructs.

     C-style comments start with the two characters `/*' (slash, star) and end
     with `*/' (star, slash).  Because they are	completely delimited with
     these characters, they can	be used	to comment only	a portion of a line or
     to	span multiple lines.

     C-style comments cannot be	nested.	 For example, the following is not
     valid because the entire comment ends with	the first `*/':

	   /* This is the start	of a comment.
	      This is still part of the	comment.
	   /* This is an incorrect attempt at nesting a	comment. */
	      This is no longer	in any comment.	*/

     C++-style comments	start with the two characters `//' (slash, slash) and
     continue to the end of the	physical line.	They cannot be continued
     across multiple physical lines; to	have one logical comment span multiple
     lines, each line must use the `//'	pair.  For example:

	   // This is the start	of a comment.  The next	line
	   // is a new comment,	even though it is logically
	   // part of the previous comment.

FILES
     /etc/devd.conf  The devd(8) configuration file.

SEE ALSO
     devd(8)

FreeBSD	6.0		       October 17, 2002			   FreeBSD 6.0

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