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MAKEDEV(8)		    System Manager's Manual		    MAKEDEV(8)

NAME
       makedev,	MAKEDEV	- make system special files

SYNOPSIS
       /dev/MAKEDEV device-name	...

DESCRIPTION
       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,
	      /dev/console, /dev/tty.

       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.

FILES
       /dev/console /dev/MAKEDEV.local /dev/tty

SEE ALSO
       intro(4), config(8), mknod(8)

DIAGNOSTICS
       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)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | FILES | SEE ALSO | DIAGNOSTICS

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