MAKEDEV(8)MAKEDEV(8)NameMAKEDEV - makes system special files
The shell script is normally used to install special files. It resides
in the directory, the normal location of special files. Arguments to
are usually of the form device-name? where device-name is one of the
supported devices listed in Section 4 of the ULTRIX Reference Pages and
? is a logical unit number. A few special arguments create assorted
collections of devices and are listed below.
boot* Creates all boot* and standard devices for a specific cpu type,
for example, "boot8800".
mvax* Creates MicroVAX specific devices. This is superseded by the
Creates a VAXstation 2200 specific setup. This is superseded
by the boot argument.
std Creates all standard devices for all systems.
local Creates those devices specific to the local site. This request
causes the shell file to be executed. 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 this shell script is useful only to
Either self-explanatory, or generated by one of the programs called
from the script. Use in case of trouble.
See Alsointro(4), config(8), mknod(8)4th Berkeley Distribution VAX MAKEDEV(8)