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DEVFS.RULES(5)		  FreeBSD File Formats Manual		DEVFS.RULES(5)

NAME
     devfs.rules -- devfs configuration	information

DESCRIPTION
     The devfs.rules file provides an easy way to create and apply devfs(8)
     rules, even for devices that are not available at boot.

     For devices available at boot, see	devfs.conf(5).

     The format	of this	file is	simple.	 Empty lines and lines beginning with
     a hash sign (`#') are ignored.  A line between brackets denotes the start
     of	a ruleset.  In the brackets should be the name of the ruleset and its
     number, separated by an equal sign.

     Other lines are rule specifications as documented in devfs(8), in the
     section Rule Specification.  These	lines are prepended with ``rule'' and
     are passed	to devfs(8) by the startup scripts of the system.  It is
     important to put path elements that contain glob(3) special characters
     between quotes.

FILES
     /etc/devfs.rules
     /etc/defaults/devfs.rules

EXAMPLES
     To	make all the partitions	of da(4) devices readable and writable by
     their owner and the ``usb'' group,	the following rule may be used:

	   add path 'da*s*' mode 0660 group usb

     To	make all the uscanner(4) devices accessible to their owner and the
     ``usb'' group, a similar rule may be used:

	   add path 'uscanner*'	mode 0660 group	usb

SEE ALSO
     glob(3), devfs(5),	devfs.conf(5), devfs(8)

AUTHORS
     This manual page was written by Roland Smith <rsmith@xs4all.nl>.

FreeBSD	6.0			 May 17, 2005			   FreeBSD 6.0

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