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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     dev_mkdb - create /dev database

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]


DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     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 zeroed out.  The former is  the  type  of  the  file
(st_mode &
     S_IFMT), the latter is the st_rdev field.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

     /dev             device directory
     /var/run/dev.db  database file

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     ps(1), stat(2), db(3), devname(3), kvm_nlist(3), ttyname(3),

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The dev_mkdb command appeared in 4.4BSD.

OpenBSD      3.6                           June      6,      1993
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