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RE: Making new "/dev" entries

On 07-Jul-2000 Walter Williams wrote:
> Just "makedev lp3"? This is the part that I am a little
> vague on. Isn't there parameters to include with this?
> How does it know how which piece of hardware it is 
> intended for? Or am I making this harder (in my head) 
> than it really is? 
> And you said FreeDSB? I'm wanting to do this in Linux.

it is MAKEDEV (all caps).  The script is in /dev and you have to be in /dev
when you run it.  MAKEDEV reads some magic files and contains some magic data,
so when you say 'MAKEDEV sound' it knows to make /dev/dsp, /dev/audio,
and /dev/mixer.

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