MAKEDEV, DESCRIBE - make/describe device files
MAKEDEV [-n] key ...
DESCRIBE [device] ...
MAKEDEV may be used to create the device files normally found in the /dev
directory. The key arguments are simply the names of the devices you
want. MAKEDEV knows about all supported devices and will create them in
the current directory with the proper owner and mode. For many devices
MAKEDEV will not only create the device you want, but also the devices
related to it that you will probably want too. Naming one floppy device
will create all floppy devices for the same drive for instance.
Call MAKEDEV without arguments to see a list of keys that it understands.
Then use the -n flag to make the script echo the commands it will execute
the next time when you call it without that flag.
The special key std must be given alone to MAKEDEV. This key will create
all standard devices.
The command DESCRIBE will give you a one-line description of a given
device. It will by default list all devices in /dev.
MAKEDEV's eagerness to create devices may cause many "File exists" errors
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