MAKEDEV.LOCAL(8)        NetBSD System Manager's Manual        MAKEDEV.LOCAL(8)

NAME
     MAKEDEV.local -- create site-specific device special files

SYNOPSIS
     MAKEDEV.local [-fMsu] [-m mknod] [-p pax] [-t mtree] {all |
                   site-specific-argument} [...]

DESCRIPTION
     MAKEDEV.local is used to create site-specific device special files.  Each
     argument may be the word all or a site-specific argument.  By default,
     there are no valid site-specific arguments, and the all argument has no
     effect; This may be changed by editing the script.

     The script is in /dev/MAKEDEV.local.  Devices are created in the current
     working directory; in normal use, MAKEDEV.local should be invoked with
     /dev as the current working directory.

     Supported options for MAKEDEV.local are the same as for MAKEDEV(8).

FILES
     /dev                special device files directory
     /dev/MAKEDEV        script that invokes MAKEDEV.local with the all argu-
                         ment.
     /dev/MAKEDEV.local  script described in this man page

SEE ALSO
     config(1), intro(4), MAKEDEV(8), mknod(8)

HISTORY
     The MAKEDEV.local command appeared in 4.2BSD.  Handling of the same com-
     mand line options as MAKEDEV(8), and the use of MAKEDEV(8) as a function
     library, was added in NetBSD 5.0.

NOTES
     The relationship between MAKEDEV.local and MAKEDEV(8) is complex:

        If MAKEDEV(8) is invoked with the all or local argument, then it will
         invoke MAKEDEV.local as a child process, with options similar to
         those that were originally passed to MAKEDEV(8), and with the all
         argument.

        MAKEDEV.local uses shell functions defined in MAKEDEV(8).  This is
         done by loading MAKEDEV(8) using the shell ``.'' command, with the
         MAKEDEV_AS_LIBRARY variable set (to inform MAKEDEV(8) that it should
         behave as a function library, not as an independent program).

NetBSD 6.0                      August 6, 2011                      NetBSD 6.0

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