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DEV_MKDB(8)		  BSD System Manager's Manual		   DEV_MKDB(8)

NAME
     dev_mkdb — create /dev database

SYNOPSIS
     dev_mkdb

DESCRIPTION
     The dev_mkdb command creates a db(3) hash access method database in
     “/var/run/dev.db” which contains the names of all of the character and
     block special files in the “/dev” directory, using the file type and the
     st_rdev field as the key.

     Keys are a structure containing a mode_t followed by a dev_t, with any
     padding zero'd out.  The former is the type of the file (st_mode &
     S_IFMT), the latter is the st_rdev field.

FILES
     /dev	      Device directory.
     /var/run/dev.db  Database file.

SEE ALSO
     ps(1), stat(2), db(3), devname(3), kvm_nlist(3), ttyname(3), kvm_mkdb(8)

HISTORY
     The dev_mkdb command appeared in 4.4BSD.

BSD				 June 6, 1993				   BSD
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