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36.Dd June 5, 1993
37.Dt MAKEDEV 8 Alpha
38.Os
39.Sh NAME
40.Nm MAKEDEV
41.Nd create system and device special files
42.Sh SYNOPSIS
43.Nm
44name ...
45.Sh DESCRIPTION
46The shell script
47.Nm
48found in the
49.Dq Pa /dev
50directory, is used to create the common special
51files.
52See
53.Xr intro 4
54for a more complete discussion of special files.
55.Pp
56.Nm
57takes any number of device names as arguments, where the names are
58the common abbreviation for the device.
59There are two special devices,
60.Dq std
61and
62.Dq local .
63The former creates the standard devices for the architecture.
64The latter is for devices specific to the local site, and
65executes the shell file
66.Dq Pa MAKEDEV.local .
67.Pp
68The Alpha supports the following devices.
69Where a device name is followed by a hash sign
70.Pq Dq # ,
71the hash sign
72must be replaced by a unit number.
73.Bl -tag -width indent
74.It std
75the standard devices (console, fd/*, klog, kmem, mem, null,
76stderr, stdin, stdout, tty)
77.It local
78configuration specific devices
79.It tty#
80standard PC COM ports
81.It fd#
82.Dq floppy
83disk drives (3 1/2, 5 1/4)
84.It pty#
85set of 32 master and slave pseudo terminals
86.It da#
87SCSI disk drives
88.It sa#
89SCSI tape drives
90.It ch#
91SCSI changer devices
92.It ses#
93SCSI SES/SAF-TE environmental devices
94.It vty#
95set of 12 virtual console devices for syscons/pcvt/codrv
96.It ad#
97.Dq ATAPI
98disk drives (IDE).
99.It ast#
100.Dq ATAPI
101tape drives.
102.It acd#
103.Dq ATAPI
104CDROM drives.
105.El
106.Sh FILES
107.Bl -tag -width /dev/xxxx -compact
108.It Pa /dev
109The special file directory.
110.El
111.Sh SEE ALSO
112.Xr ata 4 ,
113.Xr intro 4 ,
114.Xr config 8 ,
115.Xr mknod 8