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

NAME
     devfs - device file system

SYNOPSIS
     devfs   /dev    devfs rw 0 0

DESCRIPTION
     The device file system, or devfs, provides access to kernel's device
     namespace in the global file system namespace.  The conventional mount
     point is /dev.

     The file system includes several directories, links, symbolic links and
     devices, some of which can also be written.  In a chroot'ed environment,
     devfs can be used to create a new /dev mount point.

     The mknod(8) tool can be used to recover deleted device entries under
     devfs.

FILES
     /dev       The normal devfs mount point.

EXAMPLES
     To mount a devfs volume located on /dev:

           mount -t devfs devfs /dev

SEE ALSO
     devfs(8), mount(8)

HISTORY
     The devfs file system first appeared in FreeBSD 2.0.  The devfs manual
     page first appeared in FreeBSD 2.2.

AUTHORS
     The devfs manual page was written by Mike Pritchard <mpp@FreeBSD.org>.

FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE        December 14, 1996       FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE

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