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makedev

creates device files in /dev

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The MAKEDEV executable is used to create device files, often in /dev.

Device files are special files through which applications can interact with hardware.

This package is not necessary for most modern Linux systems, where the udev subsystem provides a more dynamic mechanism for device file management.

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Package version:2.3.1-92
Architecture:all
Distribution:Debian
Filename:makedev_2.3.1-92_all.deb

/usr/share/man/man8/MAKEDEV.8.gz

MAKEDEV(8)               Make Linux Devices               MAKEDEV(8)



NAME
       MAKEDEV - create devices

SYNOPSIS
       cd /dev; ./MAKEDEV [ -n ] [ -v ] [ update ]
       cd  /dev;  ./MAKEDEV  [  -n  ] [ -v ] [ generic ] [ local ] [
       group-keyword ... device ... ]
       cd /dev; ./MAKEDEV [ -n ] [ -v ] [ -d ] device ...

DESCRIPTION
       MAKEDEV is a script that will create the devi
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/usr/share/doc/makedev/changelog.Debian.gz

makedev (2.3.1-92) unstable; urgency=low

  * QA upload.
  * Fix "postinst fails on non-default Debian kernels and is 
    useless on =< 3.4":
    drop check for kernel version >= 2.4
    (Closes: #685376)
  * Fix "/run transition: Please update use of /dev/.udev":
    additionally check for /run/udev, patch from Roger Leigh
    (release goal).
    (Closes: #644318)

 -- gregor herrmann <gregoa@de
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/usr/share/doc/makedev/copyright

This package is maintained for Debian by Bdale Garbee, <bdale@gag.com>.

It was downloaded from ftp.redhat.com, as a source .rpm from the 5.1 release.

Copyright:

No explicit copyright is asserted.  Nick Holloway is the earliest author 
recorded in the sourcecode.  I queried him for an explicit statement 
regarding the license status of this work, and this is his reply:
  
 Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998
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