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MAKEDEV(8)							    MAKEDEV(8)

       MAKEDEV - makes system special files

       /dev/MAKEDEV [argument] [device-name?...]

       The  MAKEDEV shell script is normally used to install special files. It
       resides in the /dev directory, the normal location  of  special	files.
       Arguments  to  MAKEDEV  are  usually  of	 the  form device-name?	 where
       device-name is one of the supported devices listed in Section 7 of  the
       Reference  Pages	 and ?	is a logical unit number. The argument operand
       is one of the following special arguments that create assorted  collec‐
       tions of devices: Creates all standard device files for all systems.

	      Standard	devices	 for Alpha systems (in the order they are cre‐
	      ated) are as follows: klog, kcon, kbinlog, kmem, mem, null, vmz‐
	      core,  console,  ws0,  mouse0, keyboard0, tty, pty0, pty1, ptmx,
	      cam, audit, prf, pfcntr, zero, snmpinfo, lockdev,	 and  sysdev0.
	      Creates  a  set of 16 LAT device special files, one for each LAT
	      terminal device. The n specifies the set option. The set	option
	      range is 0 to 38. Specifying lat38 creates 12 LAT device special
	      files.  Creates groups of pseudoterminal device  special	files,
	      as  follows:  Creates  pty0  to  pty22.  Creates pty23 to pty45.
	      Creates pty46 to pty56.  Creates pty57 to pty64.	Creates	 pty65
	      to  pty72.   Creates  pty73  to  pty80.  Creates pty81 to pty88.
	      Creates pty89 to pty96.  Creates pty97 to pty101.

	      The # specifies the group of pseudoterminal device special files
	      created.	Creates a group of packet filter device special files,
	      as follows:  Creates  pfilt0  to	pfilt63.   Creates  pfilt0  to
	      pfilt63.	  Creates  pfilt0  to  pfilt127.   Creates  pfilt0  to
	      pfilt255.	  Creates  pfilt0  to  pfilt511.   Creates  pfilt0  to
	      pfilt1023.   Creates  pfilt0  to	pfilt2047.   Creates pfilt0 to
	      pfilt3071.  Creates pfilt0 to pfilt4095.

	      The # specifies the number  of  ppacket  filter  device  special
	      files  created.	Creates	 those	devices	 specific to the local
	      site.  This request causes the shell file /dev/MAKEDEV.local  to
	      be  executed.   This  file  must	exist prior to using the local
	      argument. Site specific commands, such as those  used  to	 setup
	      dialup  lines  as	 ttyd?	and to create device special files for
	      third-party devices, should be included in this file.

       Because all devices are created using mknod(8)  this  shell  script  is
       useful only to the superuser.

       The  MAKEDEV  script  installs  files in the current working directory.
       Although device special files can be located anywhere  on  the  system,
       they  are  usually  created  in the /dev directory, since this is where
       most applications expect to find them.

       Refer to the dsfmgr(8) reference page for  information  on  the	Device
       Special File Manager program.

       Either  self-explanatory,  or  generated	 by one of the programs called
       from the script.	 Use sh -x MAKEDEV in case of trouble.

       Commands: config(8), dsfmgr(8), mknod(8)

       Interfaces: intro(7), packetfilter(7), pty(7)


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