MirOS Manual: dev_mkdb(8)

DEV_MKDB(8)              BSD System Manager's Manual               DEV_MKDB(8)


     dev_mkdb - create /dev database




     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.


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


     ps(1), stat(2), db(3), devname(3), kvm_nlist(3), ttyname(3), kvm_mkdb(8)


     The dev_mkdb command appeared in 4.4BSD.

MirOS BSD #10-current            June 6, 1993                                1

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